Epid & Applied Healthcare Statistics

– Epid & Applied Healthcare Statistics
Using the CDC database for diabetes trends found at http://hcup.ahrq.gov/
1. Go to http://hcup.ahrq.gov/
2. Select National Statistics for All Stays
3. Select lay person/data novice
4. Go to “Information on specific diagnosis”
5. Go to the year 2005. Enter >35 in DRG search box. Select Diabetes age >35.
6. Select Next
7. Select Length of Stay and Percent died in hospital
8. Select Male vs Female
9. Select Next to see results
10. Record the data that has resulted.
11. Repeat steps 1 through 10, however find data for the year 2006 and 2007.
12. Based on the information provided, is there a correlation between the numbers of females who died in the hospital from 2005 to 2007?
13. Develop a graph that illustrates your findings.