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Table 3 Hospitalization costs among subjects who have suffered a myocardial infarction according to age groups and year.

From: Trends of hospitalizations, fatality rate and costs for acute myocardial infarction among Spanish diabetic adults, 2001-2006

   Year
Diabetic patients Age, years* 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
     35-60 9,917 12,134 14,941 16,470 17,089 19,677
     61-70 15,575 18,365 21,509 22,174 22,966 23,597
     71-80 20,250 25,900 32,086 34,171 35,042 37,215
     >81 8,590 11,213 14,253 16,458 17,525 17,584
  Total 54,334 67,614 82,792 89,274 92,623 98,075
  P/A 4,440 4,875 5,187 5,443 5,577 6,228
  Difference above RPI ----- 297 132 111 -34 417
Non diabetic patients Age, years*       
     35-60 51,544 59,523 66,500 69,033 69,089 81,154
     61-70 39,859 42,942 45,521 44,433 44,733 49,150
     71-80 45,581 54,196 55,246 59,529 59,163 60,056
     >81 22,583 29,075 30,669 33,342 35,405 37,109
  Total 159,568 185,736 197,937 206,338 208,392 227,470
  P/A 4,625 5,005 5,288 5,587 5,718 6,283
  Difference above RPI ----- 211 150 125 -63 393
  1. * Thousands of Euros. P/A: Total cost per patient and year (Euros). RPI: Retail Price Index