Table C.4.

Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

Table C.4. Hospital admission for adults over age 18 for specific diabetes complications (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population age 18 and older, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, United States, 2000

ComplicationFor uncontrolled diabetes
without complicationa
For diabetes with
short-term complicationsb
For diabetes with
long-term complicationsc
Population groupRatedStandard errorRatedStandard errorRatedStandard error
Total28.5181.05651.2021.437120.8102.922
Patient characteristic
Age groups
  18-4414.6980.65854.1791.74933.4841.203
  45-6435.7651.57048.6931.560158.0364.663
  65 and over59.1722.03745.2751.362338.6307.922
Age groups for elderly
  65-6949.1472.42840.0311.931293.1168.094
  70-7457.0502.67340.6861.932336.3078.931
  75-7966.9262.98846.6382.165371.11010.177
  80-8468.0993.33952.7122.705388.83511.263
  80 and over66.5663.64355.4243.290339.06711.185
Gender
  Male28.5421.07253.1801.746135.9803.215
  Female28.3991.11249.1191.313108.2782.853
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,00062.7285.70991.1427.913193.31915.735
  $25,000-$34,99942.7832.18466.7423.123150.1436.530
  $35,000-$44,99930.3241.72056.5312.586126.9125.240
  $45,000 or more16.6040.87237.9901.62690.9133.692
Location of patient residence
  MSAe25.1261.18051.3531.714116.9663.349
  Non-MSAe39.6971.89551.8592.056121.3375.099
Hospital characteristic
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast30.1063.48948.0822.826135.8128.645
  Midwest27.9872.26645.4442.948109.7355.310
  South35.6521.54361.3592.690133.6284.595
  West15.6101.15843.3132.80696.2395.363

a Without short-term (ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, coma) or long-term (renal, eye, neurological, circulatory, other unspecified) complications.
b Ketoacidosis, hyperosmolarity, or coma.
c Renal, eye, neurological, circulatory, or other unspecified complications.
d Rates are adjusted by age and sex using the total U.S. as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by sex only; when reporting is by sex, the adjustment is by age only.
e Metropolitan Statistical Area

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample (2000).

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Current as of August 2008
Internet Citation: Table C.4.: Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/diabguide/diabqguidetabc.4.html