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Unit: hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years
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Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Diabetes

Value: 25.0 hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years
Location: County : Miami-Dade
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Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Diabetes
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted hospitalization rate due to diabetes per 10,000 population aged 18 years and older. Cases of gestational diabetes were excluded.
Why this is important: 
According to National Diabetes Education Program, "diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both." Diabetes can have a harmful effect on most organ systems in the human body; it is a frequent cause of renal disease and lower-extremity amputation, and a leading cause of blindness among working age adults. Persons with diabetes are also at increased risk for ischemic heart disease, neuropathy, and stroke. The prevalence of diagnosed type 2 diabetes increased sixfold in the latter half of the last century according to the CDC. Diabetes risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity have played a major role in this dramatic increase. Age, race, and ethnicity are also important risk factors. The CDC estimates the direct economic cost of diabetes in the United States to be about $100 billion per year. This figure does not take into account the indirect economic costs attributable to potential work time lost to diabetes- related illness or premature death.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 hospitalizations are unstable and are not reported. Rates for zip codes with a population of less than 300 are not reported.
Source: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
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Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2006-2008: 24.3 2007-2009: 24.6 2008-2010: 25.3 2009-2011: 25.4 2010-2012: 25.0

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

Indicates a change in methodology
2010-2012 Due to a change in methodology, the 2010-2012 data should be considered a baseline year for data analysis and is not directly comparable to previous years.

Hospitalization Rate due to Diabetes by Age

18-19: 9.1 20-24: 11.4 25-44: 12.4 45-64: 30.4 65-84: 52.8 85+: 78.6

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Diabetes by Gender

Female: 21.4 Male: 29.2

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Diabetes by Race/Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaska Native: 18.8 Asian: 4.5 Black or African American: 58.3 Hispanic, any race: 19.4 Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 125.8 White, non-Hispanic: 16.9

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

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