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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 191a: Race - Admissions with perforated appendix per 1000 admissions with appendicitis (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions), 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 313.602 2.073 300.416 2.359 354.787 6.747 315.026 9.804 329.274 5.163
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting any age                    
    0-17 313.033 6.181 282.937 6.010 352.459 15.315 312.024 23.843 373.333 13.150
    18-44 231.526 3.659 220.730 3.891 249.658 9.017 251.259 16.317 257.708 8.402
    45-64 425.833 5.334 425.485 6.082 499.687 19.934 402.803 22.590 393.541 15.915
    65 and over 580.244 8.299 578.512 8.761 673.470 30.472 551.871 45.747 525.879 36.255
                     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly                    
    65-69 536.212 14.429 529.447 15.936 678.578 46.624 * * 525.846 51.996
    70-74 593.113 15.058 598.594 16.027 * * * * 468.657 51.217
    75-79 584.695 16.813 578.138 17.759 * * * * * *
    80-84 614.555 21.413 609.121 22.460 * * * * * *
    85 and over 650.475 25.863 656.197 28.771 * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Male 326.391 2.799 313.492 3.195 371.013 9.101 320.951 13.722 342.380 6.839
    Female 297.070 3.101 283.518 3.506 333.137 10.014 309.483 13.569 313.432 8.035
                     
Median income of patient ZIP Code                    
    Less than $25,000 348.781 8.263 328.736 11.206 409.497 14.033 * * 335.662 11.114
    $25,000-$34,999 321.711 4.166 306.565 4.933 359.111 11.050 267.737 15.598 335.235 9.234
    $35,000-$44,999 318.890 3.944 302.903 4.572 348.650 11.251 337.272 16.080 333.250 8.130
    $45,000 or more 304.720 2.823 295.847 3.211 335.925 10.265 314.491 10.614 317.839 7.117
                     
Residence location                    
    Metropolitan 313.985 2.280 300.383 2.651 350.666 7.128 324.869 10.380 326.208 5.348
    Micropolitan 310.640 5.943 301.052 6.500 382.351 15.926 181.308 29.829 371.226 16.201
    Non-Core 312.518 6.572 303.627 6.874 378.613 24.138 * * 333.502 11.184
                     
Location of inpatient treatment                    
    Northeast 290.003 4.644 288.299 5.330 321.070 16.114 284.574 22.524 254.484 14.159
    Midwest 313.927 4.153 308.261 4.354 358.134 14.022 309.832 22.456 279.796 20.994
    South 317.457 3.530 297.060 4.054 374.198 9.505 325.244 20.067 342.364 8.164
    West 324.413 4.362 307.426 5.636 295.940 18.155 312.020 13.330 340.834 7.471
                     
Expected payment source                    
    Private insurance 297.014 2.664 290.913 2.967 323.176 8.793 295.151 11.424 289.958 6.267
    Medicare 309.993 11.424 318.976 12.099 276.465 8.942 106.304 2.825 204.311 5.178
    Medicaid 345.644 5.975 316.558 7.582 333.772 10.091 365.699 18.216 359.846 9.868
    Other insurance 317.750 8.764 297.467 8.700 321.727 17.641 286.356 20.148 266.402 10.223
    Uninsured/self pay/no charge 344.316 6.692 332.160 7.048 319.661 11.948 226.745 13.642 344.973 10.524
                     

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

* 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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