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Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration

This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted emergency room visit rate due to dehydration per 10,000 population aged 18 years and older.

Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration

15.1
21.4
Comparison: FL Counties 

10.3

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: Miami-Dade

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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 ER visits are unstable and are not reported. Rates for zip codes with a population of less than 300 are not reported.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013
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Why is this important?

Dehydration is defined as the excessive loss of water from the body. Dehydration can result from various gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, fever, burns and heat exposure, excessive exercise, and inadequate water intake. Infants and small children are much more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adults, because they can lose relatively more fluid quickly. Often, dehydration becomes the major problem in an otherwise self-limited illness. Symptoms may be difficult to distinguish from those of the original illness, but in general, the following signs are suggestive of dehydration: rapid weight loss, increasing thirst, dry mouth, weakness or lightheadedness (particularly if worsening on standing), darkening of the urine, or a decrease in urination. Severe dehydration can lead to changes in the body's chemistry, kidney failure, and can even become life-threatening.

Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration : Time Series

2006-2008: 4.8 2007-2009: 5.0 2008-2010: 6.0 2009-2011: 7.1 2010-2012: 10.3

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

ER Rate due to Dehydration by Age

18-19: 11.9 20-24: 12.3 25-44: 8.4 45-64: 8.0 65-84: 14.5 85+: 36.6

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration by Gender

Female: 11.1 Male: 9.3

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration by Race/Ethnicity

Asian: 3.3 Black or African American: 11.5 Hispanic, any race: 9.2 White, non-Hispanic: 12.6

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

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

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Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration

Comparison: Prior Value 

10.3

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

County: Miami-Dade

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Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 ER visits are unstable and are not reported. Rates for zip codes with a population of less than 300 are not reported.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Why is this important?

Dehydration is defined as the excessive loss of water from the body. Dehydration can result from various gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes, fever, burns and heat exposure, excessive exercise, and inadequate water intake. Infants and small children are much more likely to become dehydrated than older children or adults, because they can lose relatively more fluid quickly. Often, dehydration becomes the major problem in an otherwise self-limited illness. Symptoms may be difficult to distinguish from those of the original illness, but in general, the following signs are suggestive of dehydration: rapid weight loss, increasing thirst, dry mouth, weakness or lightheadedness (particularly if worsening on standing), darkening of the urine, or a decrease in urination. Severe dehydration can lead to changes in the body's chemistry, kidney failure, and can even become life-threatening.

Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration : Time Series

2006-2008: 4.8 2007-2009: 5.0 2008-2010: 6.0 2009-2011: 7.1 2010-2012: 10.3

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

ER Rate due to Dehydration by Age

18-19: 11.9 20-24: 12.3 25-44: 8.4 45-64: 8.0 65-84: 14.5 85+: 36.6

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration by Gender

Female: 11.1 Male: 9.3

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Dehydration by Race/Ethnicity

Asian: 3.3 Black or African American: 11.5 Hispanic, any race: 9.2 White, non-Hispanic: 12.6

ER visits/10,000 population 18+ years

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

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