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Acute Care Utilization by Age & Gender
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Age and Gender Differences: Rates of hospitalization vary greatly by age group, with the elderly accounting for a disproportionate share of hospitalizations. Individuals aged 65 and older comprise 15 percent of Hawai'i's population, yet they account for 38 percent of all hospitalizations.1 Approximately one in five adults aged 65 and older is hospitalized every year. Between 1995 and 2007, the rate of hospitalization decreased for both men and women at each age group under age 65; the rate of hospitalization for individuals aged 65 and older decreased slightly; three percent for both male and female. With the exception of females of childbearing age (ages 15-44) females have lower hospitalization rates than males in every age group.

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Source: Hawaii Health Information Corporation, Inpatient Database.
Note: Age group 0-14 excludes newborns defined as MDC 15. Excludes other and unknown gender.