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Table 1 PPH standardized rates by 100,000 person-years, variability among Basic Health Zones and correlation between PPH standardized hospitalization ratios of the different conditions; Valencia Community, 2007-2009

From: Joint spatial modeling to identify shared patterns among chronic related potentially preventable hospitalizations

  Summary data Variability Correlation (p-value) between standardized ratios
PPH n Rates EQ5–95 EB Diab. COPD CHF Dehyd. Angina Asthma
Diabetes 1490 11.3 - 0.30 1.00 0.26 (<0.001) 0.16 (0.014) -0.02 (0.805) 0.10 (0.107) 0.09 (0.159)
COPD 20357 155.0 6.12 0.26   1.00 0.51 (<0.001) 0.24 (<0.001) 0.34 (<0.001) 0.44 (<0.001)
CHF 11680 88.9 4.78 0.14    1.00 0.22 (0.001) 0.21 (0.001) 0.33 (<0.001)
Dehydration 512 3.9 - 0.73     1.00 0.23 (<0.001) 0.20 (0.002)
Angina 3141 23.9 34.24 0.61      1.00 0.22 (<0.001)
Asthma 2790 21.2 34.43 0.47       1.00
  1. PPH: Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations; BHZ: Basic Health Zones; COPD: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; CHF: Congestive Heart Failure. EQ: Extremal Quotient; EB: Empirical Bayes Statistics. EQ5–95 for Diabetes and Dehydration were not computable because BHZ with 0 cases.