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Table 2 Number of index admissions and % of readmissions overall and by sex for selected pulmonary diseases in adults age 65 years and older in 2016, Veneto Region

From: The importance of sex as a risk factor for hospital readmissions due to pulmonary diseases

 TotalMaleFemale
IA% RaIA% RaIA% Ra
Bronchitis and asthma11404.14455.66953.2
Pneumonia62586.532207.330385.7
Pulmonary edema and respiratory failure52609.5258010.426808.6
COPD22119.5115210.810598.1
  1. aR readmissions (patients hospitalized again for the same disease within 30 of their IA)
  2. p < 0.05 (vs female)