Table 2

Primary Cause of Hospitalization According to Year of Diagnosis and Sex

Type of Hospitalization, n (%)p Value
HFOther CVNon-CVTotal Hospitalizations
Overall713 (16.5)936 (21.6)2,679 (61.9)4,328
Year of HF diagnosis<0.001
 1987–1991210 (19.4)200 (18.5)670 (62.0)1,080
 1992–1996225 (16.8)299 (22.3)819 (61.0)1,343
 1997–2001184 (15.7)288 (24.6)699 (59.7)1,171
 2002–200694 (12.8)149 (20.3)491 (66.9)734
Sex0.11
 Male359 (16.7)492 (22.9)1,302 (60.5)2,153
 Female354 (16.3)444 (20.4)1,377 (63.3)2,175

CV = cardiovascular; HF = heart failure.