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Table 76a: Accidental laceration or puncture during procedure per 1,000 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 3.269 0.015 3.304 0.018 3.336 0.034 3.525 0.114 3.004 0.042
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
0-17 2.193 0.042 2.032 0.063 2.476 0.083 2.440 0.291 2.307 0.083
18-44 1.735 0.041 1.550 0.056 2.304 0.078 2.049 0.327 1.732 0.105
45-64 2.578 0.035 2.519 0.044 3.008 0.072 2.777 0.273 2.369 0.102
65 and over 3.375 0.021 3.436 0.024 3.192 0.063 3.582 0.160 2.986 0.076
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
65-69 3.193 0.058 3.231 0.070 3.152 0.142 3.507 0.417 2.971 0.178
70-74 3.497 0.051 3.612 0.059 3.097 0.138 3.705 0.355 3.066 0.166
75-79 3.526 0.046 3.607 0.053 3.350 0.139 3.746 0.335 2.960 0.164
80-84 3.465 0.046 3.512 0.051 3.283 0.150 3.697 0.353 2.911 0.176
85 and over 3.156 0.037 3.172 0.040 3.098 0.125 3.161 0.300 2.995 0.143
                     
Gender                    
Male 3.262 0.020 3.293 0.025 3.276 0.043 3.554 0.145 3.126 0.052
Female 4.159 0.019 4.242 0.023 4.117 0.045 4.419 0.152 3.684 0.058
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
Less than $25,000 3.196 0.049 3.373 0.079 3.398 0.080 3.011 0.518 2.644 0.106
$25,000-$34,999 3.387 0.029 3.454 0.037 3.359 0.060 3.815 0.304 3.101 0.080
$35,000-$44,999 3.313 0.030 3.356 0.037 3.310 0.069 3.959 0.236 3.062 0.083
$45,000 or more 3.190 0.023 3.199 0.027 3.301 0.068 3.358 0.148 3.044 0.077
                     
Residence location                    
MSA 3.230 0.016 3.251 0.020 3.344 0.036 3.534 0.115 3.001 0.044
Non-MSA 3.466 0.038 3.533 0.042 3.279 0.104 3.123 0.720 3.038 0.170

*Excludes obstetric and neonatal admissions; 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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