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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 118a: Race - Deaths per 1000 admissions in low mortality DRGs (DRGs with a NIS 1997 benchmark of less than 0.5% mortality, excluding trauma, immunocompromised, and cancer patients), by race/ethnicity, 2001

      Non-Hispanic    
  Total White Black API Hispanic (of any race)
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
                     
Total 0.646 0.020 0.614 0.026 0.719 0.042 0.732 0.085 0.645 0.034
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 1.008 0.025 0.967 0.031 1.008 0.046 0.553 0.135 1.072 0.044
    18-44 0.693 0.015 0.641 0.018 0.825 0.030 0.753 0.046 0.716 0.024
    45-64 1.094 0.041 1.041 0.044 1.316 0.079 1.546 0.180 0.993 0.100
    65 and over 3.259 0.049 3.265 0.052 3.479 0.113 3.270 0.244 2.682 0.139
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 1.711 0.074 1.608 0.083 2.163 0.203 3.886 0.452 1.591 0.244
    70-74 2.090 0.075 1.996 0.082 2.715 0.221 4.123 0.459 1.592 0.269
    75-79 2.986 0.079 2.948 0.085 3.895 0.238 2.303 0.514 2.365 0.294
    80-84 3.761 0.091 3.748 0.098 4.048 0.285 * * 3.707 0.386
    85 and over 6.927 0.099 6.961 0.106 6.254 0.311 4.068 0.814 6.997 0.422
                     
Gender                    
    Male 0.669 0.056 0.647 0.068 0.812 0.121 * * 0.548 0.126
    Female 0.482 0.028 0.442 0.034 0.521 0.053 0.626 0.094 0.523 0.044
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 0.576 0.072 0.503 0.133 0.625 0.116 * * 0.544 0.125
    $25,000-$34,999 0.640 0.039 0.623 0.055 0.632 0.077 1.139 0.302 0.662 0.071
    $35,000-$44,999 0.693 0.037 0.669 0.051 0.841 0.080 * * 0.593 0.063
    $45,000 or more 0.634 0.027 0.592 0.034 0.753 0.072 0.720 0.099 0.695 0.053
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 0.649 0.021 0.613 0.029 0.734 0.044 0.705 0.088 0.636 0.036
    Micropolitan 0.712 0.062 0.663 0.072 0.880 0.176 1.112 0.332 0.854 0.170
    Non-Core 0.528 0.074 0.565 0.085 * * * * * *
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 0.636 0.045 0.619 0.058 0.732 0.100 0.684 0.206 0.582 0.121
    Midwest 0.570 0.039 0.568 0.045 0.568 0.089 * * 0.614 0.167
    South 0.675 0.029 0.631 0.041 0.773 0.057 0.839 0.168 0.608 0.053
    West 0.684 0.037 0.652 0.061 0.764 0.146 0.695 0.120 0.696 0.049
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 0.517 0.020 0.483 0.025 0.609 0.056 0.662 0.082 0.595 0.055
    Medicare 1.061 0.097 1.007 0.107 1.343 0.253 * * * *
    Medicaid 0.621 0.026 0.584 0.042 0.615 0.054 0.720 0.179 0.614 0.041
    Other insurance 0.679 0.085 0.630 0.116 0.655 0.201 * * 0.859 0.181
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 0.912 0.066 0.916 0.107 1.097 0.151 * * 0.747 0.102
                     

aRates 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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