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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 151
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedures per 1000 discharges (excluding obstetric admissions), 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   3.9 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.6 0.1 3.8 0.2 3.6 0.1
Age 0-17 2.1 0.1 2.0 0.1 2.2 0.1 3.0 0.5 2.2 0.2
18-44 2.3 0.1 2.2 0.1 2.6 0.1 2.0 0.5 2.3 0.2
45-64 3.4 0.1 3.5 0.1 3.2 0.1 3.3 0.4 3.2 0.2
65 and over 3.8 0.0 3.8 0.1 3.5 0.1 3.6 0.2 3.5 0.1
Age 65-69 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.1 3.6 0.2 3.9 0.6 3.5 0.3
70-74 4.1 0.1 4.3 0.1 3.5 0.2 4.1 0.6 3.5 0.3
75-79 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.1 3.7 0.2 3.4 0.5 4.0 0.3
80-84 3.7 0.1 3.7 0.1 3.2 0.2 2.8 0.5 3.7 0.3
85 and over 3.1 0.1 3.1 0.1 3.2 0.2 3.6 0.4 2.9 0.3
Gender Male 3.9 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.5 0.1 3.8 0.2 3.7 0.1
Female 4.6 0.0 4.7 0.0 4.3 0.1 4.6 0.2 4.3 0.1
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 3.7 0.1 3.7 0.1 3.8 0.1 3.6 0.9 3.6 0.2
$25,000-$34,999 3.6 0.1 3.7 0.1 3.5 0.1 4.2 0.5 3.6 0.1
$35,000-$44,999 3.9 0.1 4.1 0.1 3.5 0.1 3.3 0.4 3.5 0.1
$45,000 or more 4.0 0.0 4.1 0.1 3.7 0.1 3.9 0.2 3.7 0.1
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 3.8 0.0 3.9 0.0 3.6 0.1 3.7 0.2 3.6 0.1
Metropolitan-small 4.1 0.1 4.2 0.1 4.0 0.1 4.7 0.4 4.1 0.2
Micropolitan 3.8 0.1 3.8 0.1 3.3 0.2 3.2 0.5 2.9 0.3
Noncore 3.6 0.1 3.7 0.1 3.3 0.2 * * 3.3 0.5
Expected payment source Private insurance 4.0 0.1 4.1 0.1 4.1 0.1 4.2 0.3 3.4 0.2
Medicare 3.9 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.6 0.1 3.6 0.3 3.7 0.1
Medicaid 3.5 0.1 3.6 0.1 3.3 0.1 3.8 0.3 3.6 0.1
Other insurance 3.9 0.1 4.0 0.2 3.3 0.3 4.1 0.7 3.9 0.3
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 3.2 0.1 3.2 0.1 3.0 0.2 * * 3.6 0.2
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 3.6 0.1 3.8 0.1 3.0 0.1 2.9 0.5 3.2 0.1
Midwest 4.3 0.1 4.3 0.1 4.1 0.1 6.3 0.8 5.7 0.4
South 3.7 0.0 3.7 0.1 3.7 0.1 4.2 0.5 3.4 0.1
West 4.1 0.1 4.2 0.1 3.7 0.2 3.7 0.2 3.9 0.1
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 3.9 0.0 4.1 0.0 3.7 0.1 3.6 0.2 3.3 0.1
Private, for-profit 3.7 0.1 3.8 0.1 3.7 0.1 3.4 0.4 3.4 0.2
Public 3.7 0.1 3.5 0.1 3.4 0.1 4.6 0.3 4.6 0.2
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 4.3 0.1 4.7 0.1 3.6 0.1 4.2 0.3 4.0 0.1
Non-teaching 3.6 0.0 3.7 0.0 3.6 0.1 3.6 0.2 3.4 0.1
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 3.9 0.0 4.0 0.0 3.6 0.1 3.8 0.2 3.6 0.1
Metropolitan-small 4.2 0.1 4.2 0.1 4.0 0.1 4.5 0.4 4.0 0.2
Micropolitan 3.3 0.1 3.3 0.1 3.2 0.2 3.0 0.5 2.8 0.3
Noncore 3.1 0.1 3.1 0.1 2.9 0.2 * * 3.0 0.6
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 3.3 0.1 3.3 0.1 3.1 0.2 2.4 0.5 3.4 0.2
100 - 299 3.5 0.0 3.5 0.0 3.4 0.1 3.4 0.2 3.2 0.1
300 - 499 4.3 0.1 4.5 0.1 3.8 0.1 4.1 0.3 3.7 0.1
500+ 4.6 0.1 4.8 0.1 3.8 0.1 5.2 0.4 4.5 0.2

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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