Diabetes Preventable (PQI) Inpatient Visit Rate by Socioeconomic Status & Geography

New York Finger Lakes Region (2011-2016)

The data below document a clear socioeconomic disparity. The diabetes PQI rates are lower for the higher SES groups. The chart also shows particularly high rates for the urban population (related to urban racial/ethnic mix). The rural rates are comparable or below the suburban rates.


Methodology note: The SES index ranking was developed by Common Ground Health and calculated using a variety of socioeconomic indicators from the American Community Survey including average income, poverty rates, education levels, housing value, and homeownership. Each ZIP code is assigned a socioeconomic (SES) index ranking from 1 to 5. The lower SES ZIP codes tend to have lower average income, higher poverty rates, lower prevalence of college degrees, etc.

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