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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.26a
Admissions for diabetes with short-term complicationsa (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total 56.0 1.5 52.4 1.3
Age 18-44 64.0 1.9 58.2 1.6
45-64 50.0 1.6 45.5 1.3
65 and over 40.9 1.4 45.1 1.3
Age 65-69 39.9 1.9 36.8 1.7
70-74 38.0 2.0 42.1 1.9
75-79 44.0 2.0 47.1 2.2
80-84 45.5 2.7 55.5 2.8
85 and over 37.9 2.4 55.6 3.0
Gender Male 57.1 1.8 53.8 1.5
Female 54.9 1.5 50.9 1.3
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 130.4 18.5 91.4 8.6
$25,000-$34,999 78.3 3.9 69.4 3.0
$35,000-$44,999 62.0 2.5 57.7 2.5
$45,000 or more 40.8 1.6 38.3 1.5
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 58.5 3.2 53.8 2.8
Metropolitan-small 50.9 3.8 48.5 3.7
Micropolitan 58.7 4.2 54.4 3.9
Noncore 57.7 3.9 55.5 3.5
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 56.0 4.4 48.6 2.9
Midwest 52.9 2.6 50.5 3.1
South 63.8 2.2 62.9 2.1
West 46.5 3.7 40.5 2.5

a Short-term complications include Ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, or coma.

b Estimates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

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