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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 112a: Race/Ethnicity - Reclosure of postoperative disruption of abdominal wall (postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence) per 1000 abdominopelvic-surgery discharges (excluding obstetric conditionsa), 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 2.474 0.076 2.509 0.089 2.865 0.172 1.526 0.428 1.895 0.192
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 1.564 0.263 1.600 0.310 * * * * * *
    18-44 2.059 0.126 2.061 0.144 2.348 0.227 * * 1.873 0.287
    45-64 2.854 0.148 2.938 0.163 3.088 0.284 * * 2.219 0.357
    65 and over 4.157 0.211 4.164 0.220 5.116 0.470 3.480 0.924 2.420 0.568
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 4.355 0.284 4.561 0.310 4.446 0.796 * * * *
    70-74 4.505 0.303 4.449 0.325 7.102 0.904 * * * *
    75-79 4.625 0.321 4.569 0.342 6.033 0.994 * * * *
    80-84 3.574 0.374 3.410 0.398 4.768 1.254 * * 5.525 1.644
    85 and over 2.825 0.423 2.979 0.451 * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 2.786 0.163 2.890 0.189 3.088 0.437 * * 2.084 0.381
    Female 0.943 0.121 0.813 0.139 1.707 0.241 * * * *
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 3.622 0.292 4.004 0.442 3.908 0.491 * * 2.200 0.662
    $25,000-$34,999 2.511 0.147 2.541 0.180 2.790 0.322 * * 2.311 0.385
    $35,000-$44,999 2.537 0.141 2.667 0.169 2.601 0.331 * * 1.501 0.376
    $45,000 or more 2.285 0.102 2.308 0.118 2.661 0.286 1.958 0.492 1.813 0.295
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 2.443 0.082 2.491 0.098 2.793 0.182 * * 1.927 0.199
    Micropolitan 2.456 0.219 2.420 0.240 3.454 0.712 * * * *
    Non-Core 2.815 0.246 2.770 0.267 3.446 0.738 * * * *
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 2.632 0.163 2.703 0.189 2.218 0.419 * * 3.011 0.551
    Midwest 2.637 0.139 2.626 0.152 2.916 0.366 * * * *
    South 2.346 0.114 2.258 0.141 3.210 0.231 * * 1.628 0.312
    West 2.345 0.155 2.596 0.205 * * 2.078 0.545 1.759 0.276
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 2.080 0.083 2.130 0.096 2.219 0.192 * * 1.732 0.254
    Medicare 3.061 0.177 3.015 0.193 4.147 0.500 * * * *
    Medicaid 2.776 0.196 3.172 0.285 2.465 0.413 * * 2.048 0.370
    Other insurance 2.206 0.325 2.274 0.444 * * * * * *
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 2.834 0.267 2.664 0.386 5.058 0.613 * * 2.012 0.500
                     

a Also excludes admissions specifically for such wound dehiscence, 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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