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Data Brief focuses on Hospitalizations with Nutritional Deficiencies

By Stefany Strong

July 15, 2015

For immediate release

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

DATA BRIEF FOCUSES ON HOSPITALIZATIONS WITH NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES

DAYTONA BEACH - Healthy Volusia's latest public health data brief takes a closer look at hospitalizations with nutritional deficiencies in Volusia County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization define nutritional deficiency as the insufficient intake of nutrients for the body's normal functioning. Many problems such as malnutrition, anemia, and dyslipidemia are direct results of nutritional deficiencies.

In Volusia County, 34.2 percent of all hospitalizations with nutritional deficiencies in 2014 were attributed to insufficient iron.

The data brief provides the following highlights:

  • Black patients had statistically significantly higher rates of hospitalizations with nutritional deficiencies than all other groups from 2010 to 2014

  • The rates of hospitalizations with nutritional deficiencies increased for all races and ethnicities from 2010 to 2014

  • Other race patients had the largest percent increase (27.1 percent) from 2010 to 2014 among all racial/ethnic groups

  • Females had higher rates of hospitalization with nutritional deficiencies

  • Hispanics in the southeast quadrant of Volusia County had the lowest rate of hospitalizations with nutritional deficiencies in the county

Data Sources: Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS); Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), 2010-2014.

For more information, please visit www.volusiahealth.com.