This is a column bar chart showing the rate per 10,000 discharges by the cause of the adverse drug event for various age groups. Adults aged 18 through 44 is the reference group. An asterisk denotes differences in rates of 20 percent or greater between the reference group and other age groups. Steroids; Age less than 1 year: 0.4*; Ages 1 through 17 years: 8.7*; Ages 18 through 44 years: 11.1; Ages 45 through 64 years: 28.7*; Ages 65 and older: 28.4*; Antibiotics; Age less than 1 year: 1.7*; Ages 1 through 17 years: 17.7*; Ages 18 through 44 years: 9.9; Ages 45 through 64 years: 16.2*; Ages 65 and older: 16.4*; Opiates and narcotics; Age less than 1 year: 0.4*; Ages 1 through 17 years: 7.6; Ages 18 through 44 years: 7.8; Ages 45 through 64 years: 14.5*; Ages 65 and older: 15.9*; Anticoagulants; Age less than 1 year: 0.0*; Ages 1 through 17 years: 0.2*; Ages 18 through 44 years: 1.4; Ages 45 through 64 years: 6.0*; Ages 65 and older: 14.6*; Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases (SID) for 32 States, 2011.

Figure 1Rates of common adverse drug events originating during the hospital stay by age group, 2011

* Denotes differences in rates of 20 percent or greater between the reference group (adults aged 18–44) and other age groups.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases (SID) for 32 States, 2011

From: Characteristics of Adverse Drug Events Originating During the Hospital Stay, 2011

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