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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 113a: Race/Ethnicity - Foreign body accidentally left in during procedure per 1000 medical and surgical discharges (excluding neonatesa), 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 0.081 0.004 0.082 0.005 0.077 0.009 0.128 0.026 0.074 0.011
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 * * * * * * * * * *
    18-44 0.059 0.012 0.054 0.014 * * * * * *
    45-64 0.096 0.011 0.094 0.013 0.104 0.019 0.218 0.060 * *
    65 and over 0.084 0.008 0.089 0.009 0.067 0.018 * * * *
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 0.100 0.016 0.111 0.018 * * * * * *
    70-74 0.104 0.014 0.111 0.016 * * * * * *
    75-79 0.081 0.013 0.093 0.015 * * * * * *
    80-84 0.082 0.014 0.090 0.015 * * * * * *
    85 and over 0.053 0.013 0.046 0.014 * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 0.077 0.007 0.080 0.008 0.081 0.016 * * * *
    Female 0.081 0.006 0.080 0.007 0.071 0.012 0.154 0.033 0.077 0.015
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 0.055 0.013 * * * * * * * *
    $25,000-$34,999 0.087 0.007 0.092 0.009 0.067 0.016 * * * *
    $35,000-$44,999 0.076 0.008 0.072 0.009 0.086 0.019 * * 0.079 0.022
    $45,000 or more 0.086 0.006 0.085 0.007 0.098 0.019 0.130 0.031 0.083 0.018
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 0.080 0.005 0.081 0.005 0.079 0.010 0.126 0.027 0.077 0.012
    Micropolitan 0.093 0.011 0.092 0.013 * * * * * *
    Non-Core 0.077 0.013 0.081 0.014 * * * * * *
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 0.075 0.008 0.079 0.010 * * * * 0.100 0.030
    Midwest 0.083 0.008 0.083 0.009 0.082 0.019 * * * *
    South 0.078 0.006 0.076 0.008 0.093 0.014 * * 0.064 0.018
    West 0.094 0.009 0.100 0.012 * * 0.141 0.031 0.076 0.016
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 0.080 0.007 0.079 0.008 0.087 0.018 0.164 0.039 * *
    Medicare 0.088 0.006 0.091 0.007 0.082 0.016 * * * *
    Medicaid 0.065 0.009 0.069 0.014 0.059 0.017 * * 0.057 0.017
    Other insurance 0.096 0.022 * * * * * * * *
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.081 0.016 * * * * * * 0.161 0.034
                     

aAlso excludes admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, 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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