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Table 74a: Decubitus ulcers per 1,000 selected stays of 4 or more 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 23.886 0.064 22.110 0.078 32.173 0.154 21.442 0.491 23.898 0.193
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
0-17 7.097 0.274 7.618 0.391 6.768 0.607 7.186 1.827 6.558 0.573
18-44 5.062 0.155 5.956 0.206 4.133 0.324 5.457 1.061 3.282 0.409
45-64 10.822 0.142 11.146 0.170 12.049 0.344 6.797 1.105 7.019 0.470
65 and over 28.958 0.099 25.918 0.109 50.254 0.341 26.686 0.821 32.700 0.395
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
65-69 17.806 0.238 16.459 0.271 25.407 0.696 14.816 1.855 17.569 0.839
70-74 21.640 0.214 19.617 0.240 35.861 0.700 17.567 1.694 21.690 0.804
75-79 26.209 0.206 23.543 0.226 46.318 0.733 20.367 1.662 29.983 0.845
80-84 32.091 0.228 28.039 0.247 65.606 0.868 32.600 1.968 40.099 0.989
85 and over 43.396 0.224 37.513 0.242 87.595 0.854 49.453 2.036 58.448 0.970
                     
Gender                    
Male 23.737 0.094 22.638 0.115 29.900 0.230 20.190 0.723 22.932 0.279
Female 24.200 0.087 22.077 0.105 33.553 0.210 22.595 0.669 24.539 0.268
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
Less than $25,000 27.018 0.225 23.563 0.359 32.659 0.381 18.787 2.472 26.736 0.504
$25,000-$34,999 23.253 0.132 20.436 0.167 32.617 0.282 20.137 1.504 23.325 0.374
$35,000-$44,999 23.540 0.127 21.611 0.156 32.023 0.307 25.453 1.044 23.604 0.372
$45,000 or more 23.855 0.097 23.029 0.112 31.492 0.288 20.353 0.615 23.090 0.338
                     
Residence location                    
MSA 24.820 0.069 23.189 0.086 32.666 0.161 21.491 0.495 23.835 0.197
Non-MSA 18.751 0.171 17.195 0.188 28.097 0.521 18.941 3.912 24.721 0.872

*Excludes paralysis patients, patients admitted from long-term care facilities, and neonates.

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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