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Figure 3. Preventable Hospitalization Rates per 100,000 Populationa

Women Relative to Men, 2000

Bar chart showing hospitalization rates for women relative to men by chronic condition. Go to Text Description below for details.

Figure 3. Preventable Hospitalization Rates per 100,000 Populationa (Text Description)

Women Relative to Men, 2000

1.00 = Men (reference group)

Condition Hospitalization Rates
for Women
Relative to Men
Uncontrolled diabetes without complications 0.99
Short-term diabetes complications 0.92
Long-term diabetes complications 0.80*
Diabetes-related lower extremity amputations 0.51*
Congestive heart failure 0.86*
Hypertension 1.47*
Angina without a procedure 0.90*
Adult asthma 2.52*
Pediatric asthma 0.64*
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.95
Bacterial pneumonia 0.82*
Dehydration 1.11*
Urinary tract infections 1.81*
Perforated appendix 0.91*
Pediatric gastroenteritis 0.90
Low-weight births 1.07

* = statistically different at p < 0.05 relative to men. 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 and pediatric gastroenteritis include children less than 18 years of age; bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, urinary tract infections, and perforated appendix include individuals of all ages; low-weight births include neonates only.

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