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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 157
Obstetric trauma with 3rd degree, 4th degree, or other obstetric lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance, 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   83.2 0.4 89.6 0.6 76.0 1.0 92.3 1.9 70.0 0.8
Age 10-14 111.2 8.6 151.1 18.9 110.8 13.3 * * 90.0 14.8
15-17 104.4 2.0 108.6 3.4 109.1 4.0 101.3 16.1 97.3 3.5
18-24 84.9 0.8 91.8 1.1 80.1 1.6 88.3 4.7 75.6 1.3
25-34 72.3 0.7 79.1 0.9 59.4 1.7 83.9 2.6 55.2 1.3
35-54 55.4 1.2 60.1 1.5 46.8 3.6 63.6 4.8 37.4 2.9
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 72.7 1.7 78.7 3.5 79.9 2.8 87.4 13.9 60.0 3.0
$25,000-$34,999 79.3 0.9 82.7 1.3 78.7 2.0 98.2 7.7 72.7 1.8
$35,000-$44,999 82.4 0.8 89.6 1.1 73.9 2.0 85.2 5.1 69.8 1.7
$45,000 or more 86.1 0.6 92.2 0.7 74.2 1.7 93.2 2.2 70.4 1.2
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 81.3 0.6 90.5 0.8 73.7 1.2 94.9 2.2 67.9 1.0
Metropolitan-small 88.5 0.8 91.8 1.0 84.5 2.3 90.9 5.6 76.1 1.8
Micropolitan 80.9 1.4 83.8 1.6 81.7 5.0 63.5 6.9 70.6 4.1
Noncore 82.6 1.7 84.3 1.9 70.6 5.1 144.1 32.7 81.2 6.1
Expected payment source Private insurance 91.8 0.6 94.6 0.7 84.3 1.7 95.9 2.3 75.2 1.5
Medicare 76.9 7.4 87.8 9.7 61.0 13.8 * * * *
Medicaid 74.2 0.7 79.4 1.1 73.0 1.3 86.7 3.9 68.5 1.0
Other insurance 71.4 2.7 82.2 3.7 75.0 7.7 64.9 14.5 48.4 5.5
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 70.8 2.1 77.4 3.7 54.5 5.1 76.3 10.6 70.3 3.4
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 75.9 1.0 79.3 1.3 70.3 2.4 102.9 5.7 62.8 2.7
Midwest 97.2 0.8 99.1 1.0 84.1 2.3 94.0 6.2 86.1 4.2
South 83.6 0.7 89.7 0.9 75.6 1.4 117.0 4.6 72.1 1.4
West 75.2 0.8 83.0 1.4 73.6 3.8 82.2 2.5 68.7 1.1
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 85.5 0.5 89.9 0.6 79.3 1.2 96.8 2.4 72.3 1.1
Private, for-profit 67.5 1.1 84.4 1.7 63.9 3.2 63.5 4.8 49.2 1.8
Public 85.7 1.1 92.9 1.7 70.2 2.4 100.5 4.4 84.0 1.8
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 89.5 0.7 96.1 1.0 78.0 1.5 109.9 3.6 81.4 1.4
Non-teaching 80.1 0.5 86.9 0.7 74.4 1.4 84.9 2.3 64.0 1.0
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 81.2 0.5 90.6 0.8 73.4 1.2 95.2 2.2 67.6 1.0
Metropolitan-small 89.2 0.8 92.4 0.9 85.3 2.2 90.4 5.5 76.6 1.7
Micropolitan 78.0 1.4 79.8 1.7 77.0 4.9 62.2 7.0 73.9 4.3
Noncore 78.6 2.4 79.3 2.7 71.3 6.9 * * 81.6 8.2
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 83.1 1.1 90.1 1.4 65.1 4.4 78.7 7.1 65.8 2.5
100 - 299 78.5 0.6 84.3 0.8 79.6 1.9 81.8 2.7 64.8 1.2
300 - 499 88.1 0.8 93.1 1.1 78.4 1.6 108.4 3.5 81.4 1.6
500+ 86.3 1.0 96.9 1.3 71.0 2.0 101.0 5.5 67.7 2.4

a Estimates are adjusted by age. When reporting is by age, there is no adjustment.

* 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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