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Table 67a: Infection due to intravenous lines or catheters per 1,000 selected discharges, 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 2.134 0.012 1.976 0.014 2.903 0.032 2.316 0.076 2.047 0.030
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
0-17 1.962 0.035 1.874 0.051 2.149 0.075 2.038 0.257 1.907 0.069
18-44 1.902 0.016 1.813 0.021 2.614 0.043 1.728 0.082 1.577 0.035
45-64 2.642 0.027 2.355 0.032 3.708 0.072 2.588 0.217 2.799 0.088
65 and over 1.869 0.023 1.694 0.025 2.832 0.081 2.869 0.184 2.236 0.086
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
65-69 2.568 0.053 2.307 0.060 3.781 0.166 2.698 0.406 3.044 0.180
70-74 2.361 0.049 2.159 0.055 3.482 0.169 3.411 0.384 2.478 0.177
75-79 2.069 0.048 1.889 0.053 3.194 0.177 2.687 0.381 2.349 0.185
80-84 1.541 0.053 1.450 0.057 1.959 0.207 3.286 0.448 1.954 0.218
85 and over 0.883 0.050 0.825 0.054 1.149 0.192 2.193 0.451 1.005 0.208
                     
Gender                    
Male 2.164 0.021 2.000 0.025 2.934 0.060 2.608 0.162 2.150 0.061
Female 2.017 0.014 1.872 0.018 2.777 0.039 2.067 0.085 1.879 0.033
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
Less than $25,000 2.178 0.044 1.813 0.069 2.862 0.085 2.571 0.437 1.999 0.084
$25,000-$34,999 2.077 0.024 1.864 0.030 2.728 0.059 2.696 0.243 2.062 0.058
$35,000-$44,999 2.128 0.023 1.945 0.029 3.075 0.064 2.275 0.169 1.977 0.057
$45,000 or more 2.161 0.017 2.060 0.020 2.961 0.058 2.253 0.093 2.109 0.049
                     
Residence location                    
MSA 2.219 0.013 2.064 0.016 2.982 0.034 2.332 0.077 2.085 0.030
Non-MSA 1.677 0.030 1.600 0.033 2.284 0.100 1.607 0.528 1.592 0.127

**Excludes immunocompromised or cancer patients and neonates; based on secondary diagnoses only.

aRates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

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