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Table 70a: Postoperative pulmonary embolus or deep vein thrombosis per 1,000 surgical 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 9.011 0.046 8.873 0.053 11.699 0.150 5.576 0.359 7.748 0.140
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 1.072 0.211 1.037 0.276 0.167 0.630 1.641 1.401 1.729 0.442
    18-44 5.293 0.095 5.212 0.116 6.563 0.263 3.730 0.697 4.403 0.249
    45-64 7.466 0.086 7.468 0.097 8.936 0.281 4.179 0.652 6.193 0.296
    65 and over 10.306 0.080 10.126 0.086 15.404 0.348 4.740 0.712 8.297 0.334
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 9.148 0.162 9.081 0.177 12.770 0.631 4.673 1.320 6.937 0.606
    70-74 9.704 0.156 9.667 0.169 14.003 0.678 5.056 1.373 7.057 0.624
    75-79 10.672 0.163 10.424 0.174 17.308 0.761 4.360 1.466 9.443 0.714
    80-84 11.292 0.204 10.975 0.215 18.296 0.979 5.959 1.976 9.274 0.983
    85 and over 11.628 0.239 11.104 0.253 18.070 1.080 3.246 2.437 11.552 1.146
                     
Gender                    
    Male 8.907 0.068 8.922 0.078 11.202 0.243 5.561 0.540 7.182 0.208
    Female 10.028 0.059 9.838 0.069 12.797 0.182 6.390 0.458 8.846 0.183
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 9.114 0.198 8.613 0.276 12.525 0.430 4.621 2.279 6.920 0.423
    $25,000-$34,999 8.546 0.099 8.294 0.116 11.080 0.282 4.193 1.222 7.368 0.278
    $35,000-$44,999 8.748 0.093 8.565 0.108 11.113 0.294 5.509 0.848 7.981 0.273
    $45,000 or more 9.355 0.066 9.281 0.074 12.407 0.254 5.841 0.423 8.188 0.229
                     
Residence location                    
    MSA 9.187 0.050 9.046 0.059 12.063 0.159 5.574 0.362 7.851 0.145
    Non-MSA 8.081 0.114 8.077 0.123 9.003 0.437 5.709 2.617 6.520 0.546

*Excludes patients admitted for deep vein thrombosis, obstetric or neonatal conditions, or plication of vena cava before or after surgery; 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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