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Table 73a: Complications of anesthesia 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 0.689 0.011 0.744 0.013 0.570 0.030 0.671 0.074 0.530 0.030
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
0-17 0.587 0.050 0.651 0.067 0.660 0.134 0.530 0.338 0.480 0.105
18-44 0.519 0.018 0.586 0.024 0.463 0.046 0.439 0.111 0.383 0.042
45-64 0.600 0.021 0.636 0.025 0.455 0.061 0.702 0.159 0.548 0.071
65 and over 0.815 0.019 0.840 0.020 0.700 0.068 0.907 0.153 0.678 0.073
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
65-69 0.763 0.039 0.767 0.044 0.886 0.128 1.079 0.304 0.603 0.138
70-74 0.782 0.037 0.818 0.041 0.532 0.134 0.862 0.301 0.655 0.140
75-79 0.849 0.038 0.856 0.042 0.759 0.149 0.310 0.312 0.921 0.155
80-84 0.850 0.046 0.899 0.050 0.467 0.186 2.060 0.404 0.368 0.209
85 and over 0.861 0.052 0.895 0.057 0.778 0.198 0.321 0.483 0.792 0.231
                     
Gender                    
Male 0.714 0.016 0.737 0.018 0.643 0.050 0.630 0.122 0.646 0.050
Female 0.800 0.012 0.879 0.015 0.662 0.033 0.817 0.081 0.585 0.033
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
Less than $25,000 0.558 0.042 0.658 0.064 0.583 0.083 0.021 0.434 0.374 0.083
$25,000-$34,999 0.657 0.022 0.700 0.027 0.591 0.056 1.041 0.244 0.500 0.059
$35,000-$44,999 0.706 0.021 0.771 0.026 0.533 0.060 0.515 0.168 0.554 0.058
$45,000 or more 0.713 0.015 0.756 0.018 0.575 0.054 0.693 0.089 0.594 0.050
                     
Residence location                    
MSA 0.671 0.011 0.723 0.014 0.568 0.032 0.672 0.075 0.531 0.031
Non-MSA 0.791 0.027 0.842 0.030 0.587 0.089 0.576 0.566 0.519 0.118

*Excludes patients with such complications who also have substance use disorders.

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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