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Table 85a: Deaths per 1,000 admissions in low-mortality DRGs, 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 0.464 0.008 0.478 0.012 0.505 0.020 0.406 0.032 0.411 0.014
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 0.512 0.005 0.502 0.007 0.548 0.012 0.487 0.024 0.507 0.010
    18-44 0.516 0.006 0.490 0.008 0.622 0.016 0.462 0.027 0.513 0.012
    45-64 0.916 0.017 0.878 0.020 1.160 0.045 0.798 0.110 0.921 0.052
    65 and over 3.419 0.020 3.487 0.023 3.902 0.069 2.270 0.148 2.361 0.072
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 1.437 0.040 1.312 0.046 2.314 0.126 1.751 0.268 1.189 0.127
    70-74 2.360 0.040 2.367 0.045 3.139 0.138 1.004 0.275 1.729 0.138
    75-79 2.917 0.042 2.996 0.047 3.682 0.152 0.652 0.314 2.042 0.158
    80-84 4.108 0.052 4.066 0.057 4.713 0.194 1.549 0.426 3.676 0.207
    85 and over 7.972 0.058 8.030 0.064 8.166 0.202 11.430 0.524 5.681 0.235
                     
Gender                    
    Male 0.465 0.017 0.491 0.024 0.515 0.042 0.418 0.075 0.388 0.030
    Female 0.357 0.010 0.357 0.014 0.384 0.024 0.324 0.040 0.333 0.017
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 0.453 0.031 0.580 0.069 0.452 0.058 0.116 0.244 0.378 0.044
    $25,000-$34,999 0.465 0.018 0.468 0.028 0.569 0.037 0.305 0.120 0.387 0.028
    $35,000-$44,999 0.493 0.016 0.490 0.025 0.520 0.037 0.524 0.074 0.459 0.026
    $45,000 or more 0.450 0.011 0.468 0.015 0.453 0.034 0.395 0.038 0.403 0.022
                     
Residence location                    
     MSA 0.469 0.008 0.489 0.012 0.512 0.020 0.406 0.033 0.410 0.014
     Non-MSA 0.429 0.025 0.424 0.030 0.440 0.065 0.396 0.285 0.422 0.063

*Excludes trauma, immunocompromised, and cancer patients. Low mortality DRGs are those with NIS 1997 benchmark of less than 0.5% mortality.

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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