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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 209
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1000 admissions with appendicitis (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions), by race/ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
White Black API
Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
Total   309.2 2.1 299.1 2.4 349.9 7.3 298.1 11.3 315.0 5.2
Age 0-17 313.3 6.1 282.2 6.3 355.1 16.8 365.7 27.7 364.2 10.0
18-44 228.0 3.7 218.0 3.8 266.7 9.5 216.1 15.9 242.1 8.4
45-64 424.0 5.4 429.9 6.0 459.6 18.8 384.1 23.8 385.7 15.5
65 and over 554.5 8.4 567.8 9.1 563.0 31.4 423.7 47.2 480.6 33.9
Age 65-69 502.5 15.0 513.8 16.6 507.7 53.0 244.5 63.9 484.3 53.3
70-74 549.0 15.0 571.5 16.6 543.6 63.8 398.5 83.3 432.7 59.0
75-79 583.9 17.1 588.5 18.6 679.0 71.5 571.6 88.8 491.5 80.8
80-84 595.0 20.8 608.5 22.1 611.9 97.2 557.5 124.2 398.4 99.7
85 and over 633.4 29.3 634.9 32.6 640.7 109.3 498.3 129.0 658.3 118.2
Gender Male 322.7 2.8 311.3 3.3 371.5 9.7 310.7 15.6 329.1 7.1
Female 291.5 3.0 282.9 3.5 324.0 11.1 282.8 16.3 296.0 7.6
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 355.0 9.2 339.3 13.9 384.7 21.1 193.8 42.4 339.1 15.0
$25,000-$34,999 328.5 4.6 312.8 5.6 360.1 14.2 380.3 34.2 334.5 11.4
$35,000-$44,999 312.2 4.0 300.5 4.7 360.3 14.8 325.8 26.9 311.7 10.6
$45,000 or more 297.9 2.7 292.3 3.1 328.1 11.6 289.5 12.5 299.7 7.1
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 301.5 2.8 285.9 3.4 343.9 8.5 306.3 13.2 304.8 6.0
Metropolitan-small 322.1 3.8 314.9 4.3 341.9 16.5 278.2 23.9 343.9 11.0
Micropolitan 312.3 6.2 306.9 6.6 352.0 28.7 215.6 28.1 319.6 22.4
Noncore 318.8 7.3 311.9 7.8 383.2 31.9 * * 292.9 28.8
Expected payment source Private insurance 291.6 3.2 286.7 3.6 348.1 10.2 254.6 13.9 288.0 8.1
Medicare 335.5 23.7 337.9 26.9 241.3 24.3 224.9 31.1 255.4 29.5
Medicaid 336.7 7.1 319.2 9.2 335.1 16.5 336.0 26.6 342.0 11.6
Other insurance 316.3 10.7 321.4 13.6 258.8 26.8 256.5 27.6 312.8 18.7
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 327.0 8.2 328.2 9.7 320.1 20.4 274.0 28.5 306.6 11.5
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 288.8 4.7 291.4 5.5 297.1 15.2 232.2 31.6 270.7 11.6
Midwest 310.0 4.1 304.2 4.3 378.2 16.2 316.7 32.6 257.5 23.4
South 310.6 3.5 297.2 4.1 371.5 10.6 266.9 30.0 310.2 8.8
West 317.0 4.2 302.4 5.6 300.5 19.6 309.0 13.5 331.0 7.5
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 308.6 2.4 300.5 2.7 350.8 8.7 288.5 14.3 310.0 6.3
Private, for-profit 300.0 5.6 280.5 7.0 341.3 18.7 352.3 24.5 318.4 12.8
Public 316.7 5.4 305.7 6.7 347.6 17.5 275.4 24.4 326.0 10.8
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 311.1 3.9 298.9 4.8 353.8 10.7 301.4 19.5 314.7 8.8
Non-teaching 306.3 2.4 297.1 2.7 342.2 9.7 290.1 13.6 313.6 6.3
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 303.7 2.8 289.6 3.4 344.0 8.5 307.1 13.1 305.5 6.0
Metropolitan-small 322.0 3.7 315.0 4.2 344.3 16.0 278.4 23.7 346.2 11.0
Micropolitan 311.1 6.2 304.2 6.7 384.1 28.8 216.2 28.4 313.7 21.7
Noncore 286.5 9.1 281.9 9.7 285.2 31.9 * * 215.6 30.4
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 298.9 4.6 291.0 5.1 314.6 23.2 260.6 29.6 312.9 14.6
100 - 299 306.8 3.0 295.9 3.6 328.3 11.4 302.5 15.4 316.2 7.0
300 - 499 320.2 4.5 310.3 5.6 361.7 13.3 321.6 24.5 322.5 10.4
500+ 310.2 5.2 304.2 6.1 368.3 13.7 235.2 23.2 276.9 12.4

a Estimates 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.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2002. 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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