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Table 5 Health resource use and productivity loss due to hypoglycemia (n = 281)

From: Hypoglycemia incidence and awareness among insulin-treated patients with diabetes: the HAT study in Brazil

  T1DM
(n = 131)
T2DM
(n = 150)
Monthly health resource use   
 Hospitalization,  % 5.3 2.7
  Mean duration (days) 4 4
 Emergency visits,  % 3.1 4.7
  Mean number of emergency visits 3 2
 Physician/nurse visits,  % 0.8 2.7
  Mean number of visits 3 3
 Use of glucagon,  % 19.8 12
Work productivity loss   
 Patients with lost working days,  % 3.2 0.7
  Mean number of lost working days 3.0 2.4
 Yearly cost per patient (R$) 709 396
 Yearly cost per component,  %
  Hospitalization 63.8 65.2
  Emergency visits 3.8 7.3
  Physician/nurse visits 0.6 0.8
  Use of glucagon 22.0 25.3
  Productivity loss 9.7 1.5
  1. SD standard-deviation