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Exhibit 53

Admissions for Diabetes-Related Long-Term Complications

Texas hospital inpatient discharge data reveals that South Texas counties have a higher-than-average number of admissions for diabetes long-term complications per 100,000 residents.  In 2005, seven South Texas counties had more than double the statewide average admission rates for long-term complications related to diabetes in comparison to the statewide average of 122 per 100,000 population. In alphabetical order, these are:

  • Bee County
  • Jim Hogg County
  • Kelberg County
  • Maverick County
  • Webb County
  • Willacy County
  • Zapata County

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