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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 104a: Race/Ethnicity - Postoperative pulmonary embolus (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) per 1000 surgical discharges (excluding patients admitted for DVT, obstetrics, and plication of vena cava before or after surgerya), 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 9.330 0.087 8.945 0.096 13.029 0.249 5.762 0.581 8.852 0.255
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 * * * * * * * * * *
    18-44 4.639 0.207 4.361 0.231 6.093 0.468 * * 4.672 0.464
    45-64 6.794 0.202 6.511 0.212 9.348 0.497 * * 6.156 0.574
    65 and over 9.990 0.203 9.618 0.205 16.420 0.611 4.276 1.189 8.987 0.688
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 8.320 0.313 7.972 0.331 14.742 1.082 * * 5.695 1.214
    70-74 9.332 0.305 8.972 0.319 15.906 1.151 * * 8.339 1.280
    75-79 10.119 0.314 9.693 0.326 16.885 1.265 * * 9.957 1.440
    80-84 11.271 0.371 10.923 0.384 16.568 1.591 * * 10.948 1.930
    85 and over 12.272 0.430 11.677 0.446 20.296 1.732 * * 15.161 2.303
                     
Gender                    
    Male 8.894 0.131 8.567 0.144 12.641 0.406 5.469 0.899 8.356 0.384
    Female 10.642 0.113 10.287 0.125 14.079 0.302 6.828 0.726 9.849 0.328
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 10.210 0.337 9.010 0.453 13.805 0.648 0.002 3.751 7.871 0.842
    $25,000-$34,999 8.608 0.166 7.936 0.190 12.415 0.454 7.199 2.141 8.316 0.510
    $35,000-$44,999 9.451 0.158 8.845 0.179 13.523 0.479 6.458 1.421 9.566 0.488
    $45,000 or more 9.502 0.116 9.429 0.128 12.792 0.433 5.649 0.677 8.994 0.398
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 9.594 0.094 9.153 0.106 13.575 0.263 5.820 0.612 8.967 0.263
    Micropolitan 7.763 0.239 7.948 0.256 6.698 0.998 * * 6.697 1.238
    Non-Core 8.537 0.266 8.355 0.281 10.314 1.085 * * 8.223 1.579
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 11.161 0.179 10.757 0.197 14.763 0.582 8.050 1.530 10.228 0.723
    Midwest 9.079 0.155 8.572 0.164 13.904 0.508 * * 5.313 1.404
    South 9.051 0.132 8.549 0.152 12.166 0.346 9.392 1.415 8.368 0.421
    West 8.133 0.176 7.952 0.216 11.870 0.798 4.579 0.731 9.052 0.361
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 9.157 0.106 8.964 0.118 11.500 0.318 6.291 0.700 8.561 0.354
    Medicare 9.524 0.154 8.953 0.162 16.265 0.520 * * 8.623 0.683
    Medicaid 10.367 0.274 9.576 0.381 12.519 0.608 6.965 1.657 10.657 0.545
    Other insurance 8.492 0.307 8.764 0.381 8.606 0.915 * * 7.804 0.695
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 8.257 0.333 7.766 0.456 9.884 0.819 * * 7.873 0.655
                     

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

bRates 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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