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In 2004, 24.7% of nursing home residents 65 years of age and older had a primary diagnosis of cardiovascular disease when admitted. This was the highest disease category for these residents.

National Nursing Home Survey: 2004 current resident tables. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nnhs/resident_tables.htm

Reference

Title
National Nursing Home Survey: 2004 current resident tables
Publisher
National Center for Health Statistics
Authors
Jones A
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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