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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 178
Percent of patients with adverse drug events: hypoglycemic agents including insulin, oral hypoglycemic, or combination of both, United States, 2005a
Population group Percent SE
Total   11.3 0.4
Age Under 65 13.4 0.9
65-74 10.1 0.6
75-84 11.4 0.6
85 and over 10.9 1.0
Gender Female 11.9 0.5
Male 10.6 0.5
Race White 10.7 0.4
Black 15.5 1.2
Other 10.6 1.3
Diabetes Yes 5.7 0.7
No 12.3 0.4
Obesity Yes 11.9 0.8
No 11.1 0.4
Cerebrovascular disease Yes 12.6 0.7
No 10.8 0.4
CHF/pulmonary edema Yes 14.0 0.6
No 9.5 0.4
COPD Yes 11.1 0.6
No 11.4 0.4
Smoking Yes 11.4 1.0
No 11.3 0.4
Corticosteroids Yes 12.9 1.2
No 11.1 0.4
Coronary artery disease Yes 12.2 0.5
No 10.2 0.5
Renal disease Yes 16.3 0.7
No 8.2 0.4

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

 

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