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West Virginia

Focus on Variation Over Time: Pediatric

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 gastroenteritis and urinary infections. Chronic conditions include admissions for asthma and diabetes with short-term complications. Pediatric 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.

Pediatric Combined Acute and Chronic Conditions

Pediatric potentially avoidable hospitalizations for combined acute and chronic conditions.
Pediatric potentially avoidable hospitalizations for combined acute and chronic conditions: West Virginia is at 326 in 2000, 331 in 2004, and 311 in 2007. The U.S. is at 234 in 2000, 211 in 2004, and 191 in 2007. Other reporting States range from 98 - 351 in 2000, 88 - 351 in 2004, and 99 - 321 in 2007.

Pediatric Acute Conditions

Pediatric potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions.
Pediatric potentially avoidable hospitalizations for acute conditions: West Virginia is at 154 in 2000, 169 in 2004, and 143 in 2007. The U.S. is at 82 in 2000, 79 in 2004, and 67 in 2007. Other reporting States range from 35 - 162 in 2000, 35 - 184 in 2004, and 30 - 156 in 2007.

Pediatric Chronic Conditions

Pediatric potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions.
Pediatric potentially avoidable hospitalizations for chronic conditions: West Virginia is at 172 in 2000, 163 in 2004, and 168 in 2007. The U.S. is at 152 in 2000, 132 in 2004, and 124 in 2007. Other reporting States range from 64 - 257 in 2000, 48 - 219 in 2004, and 58 - 225 in 2007.