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Table 6—

Proportion of total U.S. health care use attributable to diabetes for various conditions

Service*DiabetesChronic complications
General medical conditionsTotal
NeurologicalPeripheral vascularCardiovascularRenalMetabolicOphthalmicOther
Institutional care           
 Inpatient days 100 19 10 13 
 Nursing home days 100 15 12 19 20 13 15 
Outpatient care           
 Physician office visits 100 20 14 
 Emergency visits 100 20 13 17 
 Hospital outpatient visits 100 22 14 12 
 Home health visits 100 19 12 11 18 
 Hospice care days 100 19 10 11 13 14 
Service*DiabetesChronic complications
General medical conditionsTotal
NeurologicalPeripheral vascularCardiovascularRenalMetabolicOphthalmicOther
Institutional care           
 Inpatient days 100 19 10 13 
 Nursing home days 100 15 12 19 20 13 15 
Outpatient care           
 Physician office visits 100 20 14 
 Emergency visits 100 20 13 17 
 Hospital outpatient visits 100 22 14 12 
 Home health visits 100 19 12 11 18 
 Hospice care days 100 19 10 11 13 14 

Data are %.

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Differences across service types in the proportion of total health care use attributable to diabetes occur because the etiological fraction for a particular medical condition differs by demographic group, and the demographic characteristics of patients receiving services differ by type of service.

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