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Diabetes Mellitus

In 2015, 13,731 inpatient discharges and deaths were related to diabetes mellitus, accounting for 0.7% of all inpatient discharges and deaths.
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Diabetes mellitus was the tenth leading cause of death for both sexes in year 2015. In 2015, the number of deaths were 492, accounting for 1.1% of all registered deaths. The crude death rates for male and female were 7.2 and 6.4 per 100,000 population of respective sex.
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A decreasing trend was observed in the age-standardized death rate due to diabetes mellitus since year 2001.
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In 2015, the age-specific death rates due to diabetes mellitus increased markedly after age 70.
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Note(s):
Classification of diseases and causes of death is based on the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) 10th Revision from 2001 onwards. Figures from 2001 onwards may not be comparable with figures for previous years which were compiled based on the ICD 9th Revision. Hence, caution should be exercised when interpreting the trend of diseases across 2000 and 2001.

Diabetes Mellitus corresponds to codes 250 in ICD-9 and E10-E14 in ICD-10.