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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 110a: Race/Ethnicicty - Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures per 1000 discharges (excluding obstetric admissionsa), 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 3.462 0.100 3.494 0.110 3.509 0.083 3.807 0.204 3.047 0.111
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 1.954 0.146 1.800 0.170 2.256 0.170 2.113 0.516 2.070 0.206
    18-44 1.551 0.281 1.356 0.317 2.244 0.237 * * 1.266 0.306
    45-64 2.554 0.236 2.498 0.259 2.928 0.193 2.745 0.489 2.343 0.273
    65 and over 3.405 0.157 3.450 0.165 3.287 0.146 3.856 0.299 2.890 0.191
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 3.420 0.209 3.442 0.226 3.504 0.256 3.874 0.723 3.077 0.364
    70-74 3.558 0.190 3.728 0.202 2.888 0.250 4.106 0.623 2.399 0.343
    75-79 3.551 0.173 3.564 0.184 3.626 0.242 4.850 0.564 3.036 0.329
    80-84 3.288 0.162 3.316 0.172 3.121 0.248 2.744 0.573 3.017 0.341
    85 and over 3.190 0.146 3.195 0.157 3.250 0.211 3.350 0.483 3.015 0.284
                     
Gender                    
    Male 3.350 0.094 3.358 0.106 3.377 0.088 3.865 0.245 3.097 0.118
    Female 4.436 0.110 4.520 0.119 4.332 0.105 4.675 0.261 3.812 0.140
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 3.484 0.107 3.578 0.152 3.663 0.124 3.437 0.919 2.737 0.209
    $25,000-$34,999 3.324 0.100 3.399 0.115 3.294 0.107 3.410 0.541 2.794 0.161
    $35,000-$44,999 3.469 0.107 3.461 0.119 3.783 0.130 2.827 0.412 3.172 0.172
    $45,000 or more 3.537 0.113 3.554 0.121 3.406 0.138 4.135 0.245 3.267 0.157
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 3.453 0.100 3.479 0.112 3.534 0.086 3.862 0.213 3.050 0.114
    Micropolitan 3.534 0.121 3.572 0.129 3.536 0.220 3.290 0.550 3.183 0.341
    Non-Core 3.456 0.130 3.511 0.139 3.065 0.220 2.402 2.315 2.750 0.457
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 3.258 0.113 3.359 0.124 3.053 0.134 3.241 0.528 2.767 0.190
    Midwest 3.839 0.114 3.854 0.123 3.677 0.122 4.756 0.852 3.814 0.488
    South 3.214 0.098 3.186 0.110 3.574 0.101 3.325 0.560 2.595 0.154
    West 3.726 0.117 3.793 0.137 3.722 0.182 3.942 0.227 3.476 0.137
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 3.476 0.130 3.450 0.139 3.688 0.150 4.076 0.349 3.055 0.201
    Medicare 3.567 0.107 3.611 0.116 3.450 0.103 3.947 0.296 3.042 0.158
    Medicaid 3.251 0.085 3.337 0.114 3.378 0.104 2.829 0.374 3.007 0.141
    Other insurance 3.232 0.204 3.021 0.253 4.156 0.334 4.790 0.863 3.023 0.336
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 3.020 0.114 2.942 0.143 3.204 0.179 3.473 0.796 3.150 0.216
                     

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

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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