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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 101a: Race/Ethnicity - Selected infections due to medical care per 1000 dischargesa, by race/ethnicity, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total White Black API Hispanic (of any race)
Population group Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE
                     
Total 2.061 0.032 1.848 0.035 2.988 0.062 * * 2.002 0.058
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 2.132 0.084 2.085 0.099 2.317 0.132 2.299 0.418 1.962 0.135
    18-44 1.910 0.061 1.731 0.064 2.780 0.097 1.790 0.141 1.631 0.077
    45-64 2.635 0.100 2.253 0.102 4.062 0.150 3.645 0.354 2.782 0.183
    65 and over 1.998 0.097 1.782 0.096 3.056 0.164 3.059 0.304 2.602 0.181
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 2.459 0.125 2.167 0.130 3.786 0.275 2.399 0.661 3.044 0.340
    70-74 2.492 0.120 2.235 0.124 3.406 0.282 4.259 0.615 3.391 0.335
    75-79 2.325 0.118 2.128 0.120 3.043 0.291 3.769 0.606 2.841 0.344
    80-84 1.838 0.121 1.697 0.123 2.782 0.322 3.115 0.694 1.872 0.396
    85 and over 0.958 0.120 0.823 0.122 1.984 0.309 * * 1.326 0.389
                     
Gender                    
    Male 2.016 0.059 1.812 0.061 2.947 0.115 3.265 0.270 1.912 0.126
    Female 2.014 0.040 1.802 0.044 2.929 0.074 2.054 0.145 1.957 0.065
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 2.405 0.079 1.763 0.111 3.441 0.133 3.051 0.778 1.769 0.175
    $25,000-$34,999 1.921 0.046 1.680 0.053 2.703 0.099 2.955 0.432 1.887 0.109
    $35,000-$44,999 1.944 0.046 1.706 0.053 2.930 0.111 1.833 0.311 2.046 0.106
    $45,000 or more 2.150 0.038 2.023 0.043 3.068 0.104 2.610 0.153 2.126 0.087
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 2.188 0.034 1.964 0.037 3.129 0.065 2.520 0.136 2.031 0.060
    Micropolitan 1.592 0.064 1.508 0.069 2.262 0.212 2.574 0.417 1.593 0.246
    Non-Core 1.417 0.069 1.388 0.074 1.494 0.219 * * 1.685 0.328
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 1.962 0.052 1.864 0.058 2.572 0.126 1.707 0.326 1.721 0.159
    Midwest 2.072 0.048 1.777 0.051 3.684 0.113 1.828 0.449 1.760 0.291
    South 2.048 0.039 1.840 0.045 2.797 0.081 2.460 0.302 1.872 0.088
    West 2.184 0.051 1.976 0.066 3.051 0.180 2.766 0.167 2.213 0.081
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 1.686 0.040 1.585 0.044 2.247 0.089 1.932 0.157 1.622 0.098
    Medicare 2.517 0.051 2.145 0.052 4.439 0.123 4.104 0.331 3.132 0.166
    Medicaid 2.215 0.051 2.000 0.073 2.699 0.096 2.503 0.291 2.013 0.079
    Other insurance 1.483 0.110 1.387 0.141 2.436 0.272 * * 1.170 0.237
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 1.347 0.089 1.169 0.122 1.549 0.187 * * 1.464 0.157
                     

aAlso excludes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: Standard error.

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, disparities analysis file, 2001. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

 

 

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