Author(s): Resnick HE, Heineman J, Stone R, Shorr RI
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Abstract The 2004 National Nursing Home Survey collected cross-sectional data for 11,939 nursing home residents aged >or=65 years representing approximately 1.32 million individuals. That year, 24.6\% of nursing home residents had diabetes as a primary admission and/or current diagnosis. Diabetes was present in 22.5 and 35.6\% of white and nonwhite residents, respectively. Diabetic residents were admitted more often from acute care hospitals (42.5 vs. 35.3\%), were more likely to have a length of stay or=65 years had diabetes, and diabetic residents had increased odds of several unfavorable outcomes that are important for care planning.
This article was published in Diabetes Care and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research