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Table 1 Hospitalization incidence, sex and average hospital stay by region

From: Diabetes mellitus hospitalization and mortality rate according to a national database in Brazil: a longitudinal study

Regions Hospitalization Sex (%) Length of stay
Frequency (%) p-value Male Female Mean ± SD p value
Northa 141,004 (9.0) < 0.05
b c d
65,350
(4.2)
75,654
(4.8)
6.3 ± 0.3 < 0.05
c d e
Northeastb 495,412 (31.8) < 0.05
a c d e
213,967
(13.7)
281,445
(18)
6.1 ± 0.4 < 0.05
c d e
Southeastc 539,078 (34.6) < 0.05
a b d e
262,021
(16.8)
277,057
(17.8)
6.7 ± 0.1 < 0.05
a b d e
Southd 262,059 (16.8) < 0.05
a b c e
112,730
(7.2)
149,329
(9.6)
5.3 ± 0.1 < 0.05
a b c
Midweste 122,507 (7.9) < 0.05
b c d
55,819
(3.6)
66,688
(4.3)
5.6 ± 0.5 < 0.05
a b c
Total 1,560,060 (100)   709,887
(45.5)
850,173
(54.5)
6.2 ± 0.2  
  1. Values are expressed in absolute numbers, percentage (%) and mean ± standard deviation. aNorth; bNortheast; cSoutheast; dSouth and eMidwest; expressing statistically significant differences among regions and length of stay by two-way ANOVA with post hoc Tukey (p < 0.05). Source: Ministry of Health - SUS Hospital Information System (SIH/SUS)