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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 147
Decubitus ulcers per 1000 discharges of length 5 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, patients admitted from long-term-care facilities, patients with diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and breast, and obstetrical admissions), by race/ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
White Black API
Rate a SE Rate a SE Rate a SE Rate a SE Rate a SE
Total   24.8 0.2 22.4 0.2 35.2 0.3 19.9 0.9 25.3 0.4
Age 0-17 3.5 0.6 4.0 0.8 * * * * * *
18-44 5.2 0.4 5.9 0.4 4.3 0.7 * * 3.8 0.9
45-64 12.4 0.3 12.7 0.4 13.6 0.6 6.8 1.8 8.2 0.8
65 and over 27.8 0.3 24.3 0.3 51.9 0.7 21.7 1.4 32.1 0.8
Age 65-69 19.1 0.5 17.5 0.5 27.5 1.2 11.6 3.1 20.2 1.5
70-74 22.7 0.5 20.3 0.5 38.8 1.2 18.6 2.9 20.4 1.5
75-79 26.0 0.4 22.4 0.5 50.2 1.3 19.1 2.8 33.6 1.6
80-84 29.2 0.5 25.4 0.5 60.7 1.5 24.8 3.2 36.8 1.8
85 and over 38.6 0.5 32.4 0.5 90.7 1.5 32.2 3.2 54.2 1.9
Gender Male 24.7 0.2 23.4 0.2 31.7 0.4 20.2 1.2 23.9 0.5
Female 24.8 0.2 21.8 0.2 37.8 0.4 19.6 1.2 26.3 0.5
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 29.9 0.4 25.5 0.7 35.6 0.7 23.6 4.9 27.2 0.9
$25,000-$34,999 23.2 0.3 20.0 0.3 33.2 0.5 26.0 2.9 24.5 0.7
$35,000-$44,999 23.9 0.2 21.5 0.3 35.7 0.5 19.4 2.1 24.1 0.7
$45,000 or more 25.2 0.2 23.8 0.2 36.5 0.5 19.1 1.0 25.7 0.6
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 28.4 0.2 26.2 0.2 37.3 0.3 22.1 1.0 25.7 0.4
Metropolitan-small 20.7 0.2 19.5 0.3 29.2 0.6 12.3 2.1 23.6 0.8
Micropolitan 19.5 0.4 18.2 0.4 31.3 1.3 14.5 2.8 27.2 1.9
Noncore 18.4 0.4 17.0 0.4 30.2 1.4 * * 20.7 2.4
Expected payment source Private insurance 22.0 0.2 21.4 0.2 25.1 0.4 15.5 1.3 22.5 0.6
Medicare 26.0 0.2 22.4 0.2 45.5 0.5 20.7 1.5 31.4 0.7
Medicaid 26.9 0.2 27.9 0.3 28.8 0.4 24.3 1.8 22.0 0.6
Other insurance 20.4 0.5 21.4 0.6 20.7 1.1 19.7 2.5 17.1 1.1
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 20.1 0.4 20.3 0.5 21.2 0.8 18.3 3.8 18.7 1.0
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 26.2 0.3 23.5 0.3 35.3 0.5 24.5 2.4 29.7 0.8
Midwest 21.5 0.2 19.1 0.3 36.3 0.6 18.0 3.7 21.1 1.8
South 25.1 0.2 22.5 0.2 33.9 0.4 27.2 2.4 25.6 0.6
West 26.6 0.3 27.3 0.4 39.7 0.9 18.2 1.0 22.6 0.6
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 24.7 0.2 22.2 0.2 36.4 0.3 22.1 1.1 26.4 0.5
Private, for-profit 24.1 0.3 22.2 0.4 34.9 0.8 13.4 2.5 21.3 1.0
Public 25.7 0.3 24.5 0.4 30.5 0.6 18.4 1.5 24.7 0.7
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 26.6 0.2 24.4 0.2 34.3 0.4 20.3 1.3 24.7 0.5
Non-teaching 23.8 0.2 21.6 0.2 36.1 0.4 19.7 1.2 25.7 0.5
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 28.1 0.2 25.9 0.2 37.2 0.3 22.2 1.0 25.7 0.4
Metropolitan-small 20.3 0.2 19.1 0.2 28.3 0.6 12.6 2.2 23.3 0.8
Micropolitan 18.8 0.4 17.1 0.4 33.5 1.4 13.8 2.8 30.5 2.3
Noncore 19.3 0.7 16.9 0.7 36.3 2.0 * * * *
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 21.5 0.4 19.6 0.4 37.1 1.2 13.2 3.1 27.8 1.4
100 - 299 23.6 0.2 21.5 0.2 35.3 0.5 16.8 1.3 25.7 0.6
300 - 499 26.8 0.2 24.6 0.3 35.4 0.5 25.6 1.6 23.7 0.7
500+ 26.0 0.2 23.3 0.3 34.7 0.5 22.7 1.9 25.5 0.7

a Estimates 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.

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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