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Table 147
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges of longer than 3 days (excluding patients admitted for infection, 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 12.8 0.3 11.9 0.3 17.9 0.6 14.1 1.2 14.0 0.6
Age 0-17 16.1 0.8 14.5 1.0 25.0 1.9 * * 14.5 1.7
18-44 11.2 0.4 10.8 0.5 12.7 0.9 11.3 2.7 11.8 1.1
45-64 12.5 0.4 11.6 0.4 17.5 0.9 11.4 2.0 12.0 1.0
65 and over 13.9 0.4 12.9 0.4 21.9 1.1 18.0 1.9 17.3 1.0
Age 65-69 12.9 0.5 11.8 0.5 17.4 1.8 20.0 3.6 17.0 1.6
70-74 13.1 0.5 12.3 0.5 18.5 2.0 18.9 3.4 16.7 1.7
75-79 14.5 0.5 13.7 0.5 23.2 2.2 14.8 3.8 17.5 2.0
80-84 15.1 0.7 14.3 0.7 25.9 3.1 * * 19.4 2.7
85 and over 15.2 1.0 12.7 1.0 42.6 4.4 30.3 9.0 16.6 4.4
Gender Male 13.1 0.4 12.2 0.4 19.0 1.1 13.3 1.9 14.3 0.9
Female 10.8 0.3 9.9 0.3 15.2 0.7 12.9 1.7 11.7 0.8
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 17.6 1.0 15.9 1.6 20.5 1.5 * * 15.0 2.0
$25,000-$34,999 14.4 0.4 13.1 0.5 19.3 1.0 28.9 4.3 13.2 1.0
$35,000-$44,999 12.4 0.4 11.7 0.4 16.5 1.0 11.6 2.5 13.2 1.1
$45,000 or more 12.2 0.3 11.6 0.3 16.9 0.9 13.0 1.4 15.0 0.9
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 14.1 0.3 13.2 0.3 18.3 0.7 15.0 1.5 14.5 0.7
Metropolitan-small 11.2 0.4 10.5 0.4 15.8 1.1 14.3 2.2 13.3 1.1
Micropolitan 11.4 0.5 10.6 0.5 22.4 2.2 * * 11.2 2.5
Noncore 12.3 0.6 12.0 0.6 16.8 2.6 * * 13.5 3.3
Expected payment source Private insurance 10.6 0.3 10.4 0.3 11.9 0.7 11.0 1.6 11.2 0.8
Medicare 13.8 0.4 12.7 0.4 23.2 1.1 15.2 2.2 16.1 1.0
Medicaid 18.7 0.6 17.8 0.8 23.9 1.2 16.9 3.3 15.2 1.3
Other insurance 10.2 0.6 10.1 0.8 9.3 1.7 * * 10.1 1.5
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 15.8 1.1 14.4 1.3 12.0 2.4 42.1 9.3 19.9 2.6
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 10.6 0.4 9.9 0.4 12.3 1.2 16.0 3.5 15.6 1.4
Midwest 12.1 0.4 11.5 0.4 18.0 1.2 * * * *
South 14.6 0.3 13.6 0.4 19.7 0.8 12.8 3.2 14.6 0.9
West 12.2 0.4 11.2 0.5 17.2 1.3 13.8 1.4 13.2 0.9
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 11.9 0.3 11.3 0.3 16.7 0.7 13.4 1.4 12.9 0.7
Private, for-profit 17.2 0.5 15.7 0.5 24.8 1.4 18.1 3.8 16.9 1.2
Public 13.8 0.5 12.8 0.6 17.2 1.3 15.2 3.4 13.8 1.3
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 13.1 0.3 12.3 0.3 16.6 0.8 13.4 1.6 13.7 0.9
Non-teaching 12.7 0.3 11.7 0.3 19.0 0.8 14.9 1.8 14.1 0.7
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 14.3 0.3 13.3 0.3 18.7 0.7 15.9 1.5 15.0 0.7
Metropolitan-small 11.1 0.3 10.6 0.3 15.7 1.1 10.3 2.2 12.1 1.1
Micropolitan 9.7 0.7 9.1 0.7 19.1 2.8 * * * *
Noncore 8.6 1.3 8.3 1.4 * * * * * *
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 9.9 0.6 8.9 0.6 21.6 2.7 * * 12.6 2.5
100-299 12.2 0.3 11.1 0.4 18.7 1.0 14.6 1.9 14.9 0.9
300-499 14.6 0.4 13.6 0.4 19.1 0.9 12.6 2.0 14.9 1.1
500 or more 12.7 0.3 12.2 0.4 15.3 0.9 14.8 2.4 12.5 0.9

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, 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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