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Figure 1. Geographic Variations in Preventable Hospitalizations for Chronic Conditions

Bar chart showing hospitalization rates for the south, midwest, and west relative to the northeast by chronic condition. Go to Text Description below for details.

Figure 1. Geographic Variations in Preventable Hospitalizations for Chronic Conditions (Text Description)

Hospitalization Rates per 100,000 Population,a 2000, South, Midwest, and West Relative to Northeast

1.00 = Northeast (reference group)

Chronic Condition South Midwest West
Uncontrolled diabetes without complications 1.18 0.93 0.52*
Short-term diabetes complications 1.28* 0.95 0.90
Long-term diabetes complications 0.98 0.81* 0.71*
Diabetes-related lower extremity amputations 0.98 0.78* 0.58*
Congestive heart failure 1.10 0.85* 0.67*
Hypertension 1.31* 0.95 0.67*
Angina without a procedure 0.82* 0.70* 0.69*
Adult asthma 0.76* 0.69* 0.58*
Pediatric asthma 0.98 0.86 0.73
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 1.27* 0.89 0.70*

* = statistically different at p < 0.05 relative to the Northeast. Rates are adjusted by age and sex, using year 2000 as the standard population.
a Admission rate populations vary by type of condition. Diabetes, circulatory diseases, adult asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease include individuals 18 years and older; pediatric asthma includes children less than 18 years of age.

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