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Table 68a: Postoperative septicemia per 1,000 elective surgical discharges of longer than 3 days, 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 12.118 0.123 10.940 0.139 17.288 0.394 14.550 1.035 14.943 0.448
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
0-17 3.815 0.787 2.075 1.019 7.919 2.224 7.788 4.660 4.027 1.816
18-44 4.410 0.374 2.754 0.464 8.143 0.876 3.980 2.842 7.092 1.102
45-64 9.384 0.233 8.212 0.265 14.904 0.708 10.914 1.895 11.123 0.873
65 and over 12.486 0.189 11.509 0.202 18.385 0.809 16.509 1.744 16.556 0.820
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
65-69 11.432 0.372 10.430 0.407 17.956 1.405 10.418 3.171 14.514 1.483
70-74 12.336 0.352 11.323 0.379 17.047 1.509 21.339 3.212 16.136 1.474
75-79 12.738 0.371 12.001 0.395 20.132 1.727 9.274 3.372 15.139 1.685
80-84 13.047 0.507 12.271 0.534 16.997 2.424 23.621 5.371 19.647 2.514
85 and over 14.265 0.736 12.228 0.783 21.609 3.163 30.440 7.214 25.071 3.483
                     
Gender:                    
Male 12.372 0.198 11.083 0.220 19.423 0.746 16.555 1.638 15.251 0.712
Female 10.243 0.167 9.188 0.190 14.349 0.488 10.912 1.418 12.825 0.612
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
Less than $25,000 15.331 0.545 13.018 0.748 18.577 1.135 13.067 6.123 18.085 1.280
$25,000-$34,999 13.010 0.269 11.787 0.311 17.527 0.744 17.937 3.468 14.541 0.889
$35,000-$44,999 12.031 0.250 10.690 0.282 17.967 0.778 15.161 2.517 14.770 0.894
$45,000 or more 11.319 0.174 10.536 0.191 15.930 0.666 13.929 1.213 14.109 0.727
                     
Residence location                    
MSA 12.286 0.134 11.056 0.153 17.317 0.418 14.818 1.046 14.937 0.465
Non-MSA 11.289 0.307 10.431 0.329 17.087 1.183 2.688 7.089 15.012 1.641

*Excludes patients admitted for infection, patients with cancer or immunocompromised states, and obstetric and neonatal admissions.

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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