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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 119a: Race/Ethnicity - Deaths per 1,000 discharges with complications potentially resulting from care (failure to rescue) (excluding patients transferred in or out, patients admitted from long-term-care facilities, neonates, and patients over 74 years old), 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 139.611 0.810 135.465 0.974 145.810 1.502 167.722 5.204 143.658 2.350
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 124.484 3.184 128.160 4.349 112.905 6.355 130.375 19.256 121.101 7.041
    18-44 149.975 1.528 144.085 1.948 155.956 2.411 166.093 10.273 155.616 3.993
    45-64 201.292 1.267 196.234 1.443 206.861 2.000 243.446 7.063 210.260 3.291
    65-74 230.844 1.298 229.461 1.419 232.580 2.533 259.632 6.594 225.661 3.680
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 223.631 1.695 220.616 1.934 231.087 3.495 258.417 10.330 218.126 5.334
    70-74 236.383 1.533 235.815 1.694 234.041 3.439 260.515 8.492 232.266 4.952
                     
Gender                    
    Male 137.937 1.148 133.902 1.372 142.440 2.191 167.156 7.364 143.506 3.362
    Female 136.317 1.133 132.055 1.378 144.148 2.059 162.931 7.431 138.694 3.303
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 146.551 2.234 141.196 3.841 148.320 3.082 180.808 30.335 153.807 6.317
    $25,000-$34,999 138.250 1.429 132.439 1.806 146.280 2.642 158.047 16.886 145.287 4.559
    $35,000-$44,999 138.677 1.456 134.515 1.790 145.614 2.958 162.177 12.209 143.625 4.553
    $45,000 or more 139.361 1.197 136.957 1.390 143.051 2.982 170.013 6.228 138.400 3.942
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 141.161 0.871 137.102 1.079 146.003 1.572 167.740 5.380 144.448 2.420
    Micropolitan 130.457 2.334 127.133 2.590 148.186 6.364 167.831 21.275 123.449 12.147
    Non-Core 133.069 2.584 131.530 2.850 139.059 6.948 * * 144.905 15.252
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 144.956 1.718 138.917 2.068 159.507 3.710 149.108 16.203 152.196 6.002
    Midwest 135.970 1.411 134.641 1.671 138.078 2.617 167.156 22.021 126.272 12.852
    South 132.242 1.205 127.735 1.504 142.817 2.188 158.209 14.415 128.352 4.036
    West 155.464 1.709 152.160 2.318 160.337 4.644 172.774 6.141 153.478 3.329
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 131.524 1.286 128.288 1.504 136.947 2.754 172.372 9.010 136.701 5.059
    Medicare 140.399 1.218 138.006 1.433 144.652 2.415 171.456 8.853 139.115 4.353
    Medicaid 149.596 1.748 145.358 2.668 150.258 2.863 158.553 10.334 154.271 3.988
    Other insurance 133.605 3.892 124.626 5.252 152.077 7.919 179.298 27.022 133.811 9.505
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 155.974 2.993 151.211 4.197 170.358 5.674 145.179 26.908 144.073 7.003
                     

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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