Table 1—

Characteristics of 7,232 patients with a first-time hospitalization for peptic ulcer bleeding in North Jutland, Aarhus, and Viborg counties, Denmark

Diabetic patientsOther patients
n7316,501
Age
    <50 years25 (3)676 (10)
    50–59 years64 (9)773 (12)
    60–69 years135 (18)1,078 (17)
    70–79 years230 (31)1,879 (29)
    ≥80 years277 (38)2,095 (32)
Sex
    Male401 (55)3,361 (52)
    Female330 (45)3,140 (48)
Comorbidity
    Score low (0)*244 (33)3,402 (52)
    Score medium (1–2)338 (46)2,390 (37)
    Score high (>2)149 (20)709 (11)
Previous uncomplicated peptic ulcer disease95 (13)747 (11)
Use of drugs associated with peptic ulcer bleeding635 (87)4,973 (76)
Use of antiulcer drugs119 (16)1,106 (17)
  • Data are n (%).

  • *

    * Level of Charlson Index score (see research design and methods).

  • Filled prescription for systemic corticosteroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, low- or high-dose aspirin, paracetamol, vitamin K antagonists, calcium channel blockers, and/or antidepressants within 60 days before admission.