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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 242
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions, age 18 and over, with appendicitis (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions), by race/ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
White Black API
Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
Total   291.5 1.6 287.8 1.9 308.7 5.9 266.8 7.7 291.8 4.3
Age 0-17 212.9 2.5 207.2 2.7 221.2 6.9 202.3 10.0 231.0 5.2
18-44 399.4 3.7 407.9 4.1 437.0 13.6 332.1 16.8 340.6 10.1
45-64 546.6 5.7 547.8 6.1 563.8 23.8 558.2 27.4 525.4 23.2
65 and over 508.3 9.6 508.8 10.5 486.0 40.5 555.6 47.0 505.7 35.7
   65-69 518.3 11.0 519.7 12.1 577.9 46.0 536.8 56.2 459.6 37.9
   70-74 578.5 12.1 581.3 13.1 559.0 51.9 508.6 62.9 581.3 48.8
   75-79 598.3 14.3 597.8 15.8 677.2 59.9 592.3 72.7 584.2 57.4
   80-84 628.1 19.6 623.1 21.4 646.0 76.2 737.1 72.3 730.5 75.0
   85 and over 311.3 2.3 305.2 2.7 342.1 8.4 285.2 10.9 317.2 5.7
Gender Male 265.7 2.3 265.2 2.7 266.7 8.0 243.0 10.7 260.1 6.4
Female 307.7 9.2 310.7 16.4 334.2 18.5 272.7 29.2 274.5 13.8
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 310.7 3.7 308.0 4.9 329.9 10.7 268.5 22.4 302.8 8.1
$25,000-$34,999 298.6 3.1 296.1 3.7 307.9 11.7 309.0 16.7 290.3 7.8
$35,000-$44,999 280.1 2.1 278.2 2.5 282.8 10.0 249.1 9.3 287.6 6.8
$45,000 or more 283.4 2.2 278.4 2.6 293.2 6.9 260.9 9.2 287.6 5.0
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 301.2 3.1 297.7 3.6 319.4 13.3 298.3 16.4 295.1 9.0
Metropolitan-small 301.0 5.2 297.8 5.7 394.2 27.4 214.2 21.1 297.9 16.7
Micropolitan 310.6 6.5 299.5 6.8 385.6 27.7 290.4 14.0 341.9 25.6
Noncore 275.3 2.6 277.6 3.0 284.3 10.2 235.4 10.3 259.4 7.5
Expected payment source Private insurance 364.0 14.9 359.6 16.1 491.9 40.2 185.8 30.7 288.9 23.2
Medicare 314.6 6.4 327.4 9.5 286.2 15.4 319.1 20.8 305.7 10.8
Medicaid 352.0 9.0 332.2 11.1 346.4 22.5 375.8 36.7 324.4 15.5
Other insurance 322.5 6.3 322.6 8.8 335.8 13.4 282.2 21.0 304.6 10.3
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 269.8 3.2 271.6 3.9 263.0 12.3 224.0 15.8 262.8 8.8
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 303.4 3.9 301.2 4.1 344.8 15.2 330.8 32.8 222.6 20.1
Midwest 297.2 2.7 292.5 3.2 319.1 8.1 272.8 19.4 291.4 7.1
South 291.3 3.4 280.3 4.2 280.7 17.5 263.4 9.6 305.9 6.6
West 288.0 1.9 287.1 2.2 302.6 7.0 263.5 9.0 279.4 5.3
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 298.9 4.4 290.3 5.4 305.3 15.3 273.4 20.0 298.2 9.1
Private, for-profit 303.7 4.9 290.2 6.0 341.7 15.6 251.5 17.3 329.2 10.8
Public 291.5 3.4 283.1 4.2 308.2 9.8 269.5 13.2 302.3 7.7
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 291.4 1.9 289.1 2.2 308.7 7.4 265.1 9.3 286.9 5.1
Non-teaching 283.3 2.2 278.0 2.6 293.8 6.9 263.5 9.2 286.4 5.0
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 304.6 3.1 300.5 3.5 322.4 13.1 294.3 16.2 301.9 9.0
Metropolitan-small 298.4 5.3 296.1 5.7 387.7 27.7 201.7 20.0 292.8 17.5
Micropolitan 299.4 8.3 289.0 8.7 362.0 30.1 62.3 14.0 334.9 32.3
Noncore 286.8 4.0 285.0 4.5 311.7 21.8 167.6 22.5 289.9 13.0
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 289.6 2.4 285.4 2.8 308.7 9.3 257.9 10.2 297.1 6.6
100-299 299.5 3.3 297.3 3.9 303.9 10.6 301.9 16.3 287.3 8.0
300-499 289.2 4.4 283.4 5.3 312.6 12.4 270.4 17.8 286.7 9.4
500 or more 301.0 3.5 292.5 4.3 340.0 10.7 272.2 16.8 304.2 7.5

a Rates 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.

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, 2004. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

 

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