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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 149
Percent surgical discharges with postoperative pneumonia events, United States, 2005a
Population group Percent SE
Total   1.98 0.18
Age Under 65 2.11 0.51
65-74 1.43 0.24
75-84 2.45 0.35
85 and over 2.47 0.63
Gender Female 1.61 0.22
Male 2.46 0.31
Race White 1.99 0.20
Black * *
Other * *
Diabetes Yes 2.36 0.38
No 1.84 0.21
Obesity Yes 2.60 0.61
No 1.90 0.19
Cerebrovascular disease Yes 3.79 0.60
No 1.60 0.18
CHF/pulmonary edema Yes 4.36 0.71
No 1.58 0.18
COPD Yes 3.53 0.52
No 1.55 0.18
Smoking Yes 2.36 0.54
No 1.92 0.20
Corticosteroids Yes * *
No 1.90 0.18
Coronary artery disease Yes 2.66 0.36
No 1.61 0.21
Renal disease Yes 4.13 0.63
No 1.54 0.18

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December.

* Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

 

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