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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 228
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions), by race/ethnicity, United States, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total White Black API
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
Total 302.5 1.5 291.6 1.8 338.9 5.4 279.4 7.3 308.6 3.6
Age 0-17 313.5 5.1 277.4 4.9 345.9 12.5 314.3 17.5 374.6 9.6
18-44 219.0 2.5 212.5 2.8 245.8 7.6 197.4 9.2 233.9 5.1
45-64 414.9 3.9 420.7 4.3 464.3 14.5 365.2 18.1 346.6 11.2
65 and over 557.0 5.5 558.5 6.0 599.5 24.5 508.9 26.1 527.2 22.1
Age 65-69 511.6 9.7 512.0 10.8 599.3 40.8 428.0 44.6 470.8 33.8
70-74 543.7 10.7 547.5 12.0 569.0 48.5 560.6 52.5 490.5 38.7
75-79 563.3 12.0 562.8 13.3 618.5 55.0 520.9 62.9 551.5 49.0
80-84 629.1 14.9 627.8 15.8 520.7 75.1 690.6 63.1 660.7 57.7
85 and over 641.2 19.1 642.3 21.1 711.6 78.7 386.2 73.0 696.0 87.6
Gender Male 318.3 2.1 306.0 2.4 352.8 7.4 294.1 10.0 330.3 5.0
Female 282.0 2.2 273.0 2.6 321.7 7.9 259.9 10.7 281.1 5.2
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 345.4 8.2 303.5 15.9 368.5 16.4 292.2 23.3 340.1 12.9
$25,000-$34,999 323.6 3.5 303.2 4.6 359.9 10.5 269.2 22.4 332.4 6.7
$35,000-$44,999 312.6 2.7 302.3 3.3 342.2 9.7 313.8 16.4 310.9 6.5
$45,000 or more 287.6 2.0 284.2 2.3 307.5 9.4 266.2 8.7 283.9 5.4
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 295.9 2.0 280.5 2.5 325.5 6.3 288.4 8.7 305.1 4.2
Metropolitan-small 310.6 2.7 301.2 3.1 378.4 12.3 266.3 14.1 318.4 7.8
Micropolitan 308.4 4.8 304.9 5.3 373.7 23.4 215.8 22.8 298.2 16.1
Noncore 319.8 5.8 311.8 6.2 353.2 27.0 137.4 28.9 329.5 21.8
Expected payment source Private insurance 282.8 2.2 280.5 2.6 309.5 8.4 239.0 10.2 280.2 5.8
Medicare 382.4 18.0 354.5 16.7 365.5 31.2 308.3 21.1 301.6 28.7
Medicaid 337.9 5.0 334.7 7.7 353.5 13.5 324.6 19.3 322.3 8.6
Other insurance 330.7 8.0 312.5 11.5 342.9 23.8 321.1 38.2 335.0 12.2
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 335.6 5.8 334.0 8.8 341.7 15.8 303.9 24.1 319.3 9.7
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 275.1 3.2 271.5 3.6 309.5 11.6 240.5 17.5 273.8 8.4
Midwest 305.8 3.3 299.6 3.5 356.1 12.8 285.4 27.7 276.9 16.5
South 309.9 2.6 299.8 3.1 355.5 7.7 305.1 20.0 303.3 5.7
West 306.7 3.0 289.3 4.0 294.8 14.7 281.5 9.0 321.1 5.5
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 299.0 1.7 291.1 2.0 336.2 6.3 270.9 8.4 296.6 4.5
Private, for-profit 301.9 4.1 289.3 5.1 316.6 15.0 320.0 20.6 308.2 8.1
Public 321.0 4.2 298.0 5.4 366.6 13.4 287.2 19.2 343.1 8.2
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 297.3 2.8 284.6 3.5 335.3 8.4 262.7 10.9 300.2 6.4
Non-teaching 303.6 1.8 293.1 2.0 338.6 7.0 289.4 9.6 311.3 4.4
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 296.3 2.0 281.4 2.5 325.5 6.3 288.8 8.7 304.7 4.2
Metropolitan-small 310.7 2.7 301.8 3.0 372.5 12.0 265.5 14.2 320.3 7.7
Micropolitan 307.9 4.8 304.1 5.2 364.3 21.4 226.9 22.8 291.7 16.3
Noncore 316.7 7.5 304.6 7.9 357.3 31.4 * * 367.1 28.1
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 303.6 3.7 298.3 4.2 352.9 19.8 214.2 21.7 304.7 11.2
100-299 297.1 2.3 285.5 2.6 321.9 8.3 277.7 10.2 303.5 5.3
300-499 312.4 3.3 297.0 3.9 357.3 10.5 296.6 15.1 323.2 7.5
500 or more 301.0 3.5 292.5 4.3 340.0 10.7 272.2 16.8 304.2 7.5

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, 2003. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

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