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West Virginia

Focus on Variation Over Time: Adult

Rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations vary widely from State to State. The graphs below show how West Virginia compares to the U.S. and other States on potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute and chronic illnesses in the years 2000, 2004, and 2007. Select any of the graphs for the underlying data on the number of hospital admissions for West Virginia and the United States.

Acute conditions include admissions for dehydration, bacterial pneumonia, and urinary infections. Chronic conditions include admissions for diabetes (short-term complications, long-term complications, uncontrolled, and lower extremity amputations), hypertension, congestive heart failure, angina without procedure, and asthma. Adult combined includes all of the above acute and chronic conditions.

On the graphs, the rate of potentially avoidable hospitalizations are represented by red triangles for the State, blue diamonds for the U.S., and gray circles for other reporting States.

Adult Combined Acute and Chronic Conditions

Adult potentially avoidable hospitalizations for combined acute and chronic conditions.
Adult potentially avoidable hospitalizations for combined acute and chronic conditions: West Virginia is at 2378 in 2000, 2331 in 2004, and 1972 in 2007. The U.S. is at 1674 in 2000, 1617 in 2004, and 1510 in 2007. Other reporting States range from 963 - 2378 in 2000, 933 - 2331 in 2004, and 834 - 2092 in 2007.

Adult Acute Conditions

Adult potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions.
Adult potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions: West Virginia is at 1061 in 2000, 1071 in 2004, and 922 in 2007. The U.S. is at 731 in 2000, 708 in 2004, and 666 in 2007. Other reporting States range from 469 - 1115 in 2000, 442 - 1071 in 2004, and 402 - 1035 in 2007.

Adult Chronic Conditions

Adult potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions.
Adult potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions: West Virginia is at 1316 in 2000, 1260 in 2004, and 1050 in 2007. The U.S. is at 943 in 2000, 909 in 2004, and 844 in 2007. Other reporting States range from 436 - 1316 in 2000, 441 - 1260 in 2004, and 372 - 1057 in 2007.