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Table 2.40
Percent of patients with adverse drug events: hypoglycemic agents including insulin, oral hypoglycemic, or combination of both, United States, 2004 and 2005a
Population group 2005 2004
Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   7,664 865 11.3 0.4 7,065 758 10.7 0.4
Age Under 65 1,473 198 13.4 0.9 1,313 164 12.5 0.9
65-74 2,597 262 10.1 0.6 2,399 243 10.1 0.6
75-84 2,618 299 11.4 0.6 2,486 265 10.7 0.6
85 and over 976 106 10.9 1.0 867 86 9.9 1.0
Gender Male 3,571 379 10.6 0.5 3,222 353 11.0 0.6
Female 4,093 486 11.9 0.5 3,843 405 10.5 0.5
Race White 6,130 654 10.7 0.4 5,641 570 10.1 0.4
Black 987 153 15.5 1.2 955 147 15.4 1.2
Other 547 58 10.6 1.3 469 41 8.7 1.3
Diabetes Yes 1,185 68 5.7 0.7 6,155 720 11.7 0.4
No 6,479 797 12.3 0.4 910 38 4.2 0.7
Obesity Yes 1,525 181 11.9 0.8 1,348 142 10.5 0.8
No 6,139 684 11.1 0.4 5,717 616 10.8 0.4
Cerebrovascular disease Yes 2,035 257 12.6 0.7 1,972 233 11.8 0.7
No 5,629 608 10.8 0.4 5,093 525 10.3 0.4
CHF/pulmonary edema Yes 3,079 430 14.0 0.6 2,833 380 13.4 0.6
No 4,585 435 9.5 0.4 4,232 378 8.9 0.4
COPD Yes 2,568 285 11.1 0.6 2,350 250 10.6 0.6
No 5,096 580 11.4 0.4 4,715 508 10.8 0.5
Smoking Yes 1,078 123 11.4 1.0 1,037 124 12.0 1.0
No 6,586 742 11.3 0.4 6,028 634 10.5 0.4
Cancer Yes DNA DNA DNA DNA 1,628 168 10.3 0.8
No DNA DNA DNA DNA 5,437 590 10.9 0.4
Corticosteroids Yes 735 95 12.9 1.2 662 82 12.4 1.3
No 6,929 770 11.1 0.4 6,403 676 10.6 0.4
Coronary artery disease Yes 4,111 502 12.2 0.5 3,908 448 11.5 0.5
No 3,553 363 10.2 0.5 3,157 310 9.8 0.5
Renal disease Yes 2,884 471 16.3 0.7 2,403 383 15.9 0.7
No 4,780 394 8.2 0.4 4,662 375 8.0 0.4

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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

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

 

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