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Table 180a: Perforated appendices per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis, by race/ethnicity, selected States, 2000*

  Non-Hispanic        
  Total White African American API Hispanic (of any race)
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
                     
Total, 16 Statesb 313.677 1.256 301.664 1.502 346.528 4.615 324.857 7.265 326.375 3.065
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
0-17 314.405 2.429 280.460 3.089 348.186 8.966 393.697 16.484 365.180 4.817
18-44 233.569 1.645 225.323 2.064 260.254 6.097 251.872 9.329 250.550 3.602
45-64 430.793 3.217 438.017 3.698 457.444 12.553 363.536 17.139 400.231 9.687
65 and over 570.163 5.047 568.948 5.556 644.181 20.380 504.426 30.089 552.124 19.251
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
65-69 526.413 9.070 529.127 10.092 584.995 36.534 451.352 55.301 493.811 31.372
70-74 557.863 9.469 555.364 10.529 683.493 36.266 468.660 56.219 508.261 34.958
75-79 578.336 11.083 565.173 12.118 648.146 46.778         *         * 674.444 41.610
80-84 644.294 14.391 648.663 15.467         *         *         *         * 648.048 61.782
85 and over 641.243 17.986 643.927 19.529         *         *         *         *         *         *
                     
Gender                    
Male 326.277 1.624 313.107 2.014 364.123 6.224 328.354 9.628 344.564 4.091
Female 296.792 1.844 285.800 2.263 322.777 6.947 323.549 11.326 305.166 4.727
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
Less than $25,000 340.370 5.607 328.569 9.050 367.333 13.712 378.985 42.821 346.522 9.765
$25,000-$34,999 323.768 2.883 308.633 3.674 351.626 8.877 315.401 22.442 333.003 6.618
$35,000-$44,999 318.643 2.453 306.304 3.128 348.699 9.331 306.735 16.896 325.519 6.164
$45,000 or more 304.604 1.660 296.368 1.973 334.644 7.722 321.311 8.890 316.273 4.759
                     
Residence location                    
MSA 312.630 1.274 299.834 1.614 343.218 4.853 324.639 7.335 325.472 3.058
Non-MSA 320.318 3.884 311.183 4.049 372.020 15.103 296.491 40.566 343.416 17.254

*Excludes obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions.

*Estimate does not pass size threshold of 70 cases in the denominator.

aRates are adjusted by age and sex using the 16-State total as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by sex only; when reporting is by sex, the adjustment is by age only.

bThe 16 States are: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases, 16-State database.

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