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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 155
Postoperative sepsis per 1,000 elective-surgery discharges with an operating room procedure (excluding patients admitted for infection; patients with cancer or immunocompromised states; obstetric conditions; stays under 4 days; and admissions specifically for sepsis), age 18 and over, 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   10.6 0.1 10.4 0.1 10.9 0.3 12.4 0.7 11.3 0.4
Age 18-44 6.8 0.2 6.4 0.2 6.7 0.4 8.1 1.4 7.9 0.6
45-64 9.0 0.1 9.0 0.2 8.7 0.4 8.1 1.1 9.9 0.5
65 and over 13.1 0.1 12.8 0.2 13.8 0.5 17.2 1.2 13.6 0.6
Age 65-69 11.2 0.3 11.2 0.3 11.5 0.9 7.5 2.0 10.7 1.1
70-74 11.5 0.3 11.1 0.3 12.5 0.9 14.5 2.1 12.5 1.1
75-79 13.8 0.3 13.5 0.3 15.1 1.2 23.1 2.6 12.9 1.3
80-84 16.1 0.4 15.8 0.4 15.7 1.4 23.4 3.4 19.2 1.8
85 and over 16.4 0.6 14.9 0.7 21.7 1.8 34.8 4.6 23.1 2.5
Gender Male 13.1 0.2 13.1 0.2 12.0 0.5 14.9 1.2 14.1 0.6
Female 8.8 0.1 8.7 0.1 8.7 0.3 10.5 0.9 8.4 0.4
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 12.9 0.5 13.7 0.9 13.1 0.8 22.8 4.9 10.5 1.1
$25,000-$34,999 11.3 0.2 10.8 0.2 12.1 0.5 17.1 2.1 12.3 0.6
$35,000-$44,999 10.4 0.2 10.6 0.2 9.8 0.6 10.0 1.6 10.1 0.7
$45,000 or more 10.1 0.1 10.0 0.1 9.2 0.6 11.9 0.9 11.4 0.6
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 11.3 0.1 11.1 0.2 11.7 0.3 13.4 0.9 11.8 0.5
Metropolitan-small 9.6 0.2 9.6 0.2 7.9 0.6 11.4 1.6 11.2 0.7
Micropolitan 10.0 0.3 9.8 0.3 13.2 1.0 * * 8.3 1.3
Noncore 10.1 0.3 9.9 0.3 10.9 1.1 23.6 5.4 10.2 1.8
Expected payment source Private insurance 9.0 0.2 9.1 0.2 8.3 0.5 6.4 1.2 9.6 0.7
Medicare 11.4 0.1 11.0 0.1 13.0 0.4 16.3 1.1 12.9 0.5
Medicaid 13.8 0.4 14.6 0.5 13.1 0.8 16.2 2.3 12.4 1.0
Other insurance 7.0 0.5 7.1 0.6 6.6 1.5 * * 7.1 1.5
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 9.2 0.7 10.6 0.9 * * * * * *
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 9.1 0.2 9.3 0.3 8.4 0.8 14.5 2.2 6.8 1.0
Midwest 10.4 0.2 10.3 0.2 11.7 0.6 * * 7.6 1.8
South 11.2 0.1 10.9 0.2 11.5 0.4 12.1 1.5 13.0 0.5
West 10.8 0.2 10.7 0.3 8.8 1.0 12.7 1.0 11.2 0.6
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 10.1 0.1 10.0 0.1 10.3 0.3 10.3 0.9 11.0 0.5
Private, for-profit 13.0 0.2 12.9 0.3 11.9 0.7 16.8 1.5 13.5 0.7
Public 10.1 0.3 9.7 0.3 12.3 0.7 17.0 2.4 8.4 1.0
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 10.1 0.2 10.1 0.2 10.2 0.4 12.4 1.3 9.8 0.6
Non-teaching 10.8 0.1 10.6 0.1 11.4 0.4 12.4 0.9 12.1 0.4
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 11.5 0.1 11.2 0.1 11.8 0.3 13.8 0.9 11.9 0.4
Metropolitan-small 9.6 0.2 9.6 0.2 8.7 0.6 9.3 1.6 10.9 0.7
Micropolitan 8.8 0.3 8.9 0.4 9.8 1.2 * * 7.2 1.5
Noncore 8.6 0.6 8.5 0.7 10.4 1.9 55.4 10.2 * *
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 9.9 0.3 9.3 0.4 15.2 1.0 14.7 1.9 8.8 1.1
100-299 10.5 0.2 10.4 0.2 10.8 0.5 12.4 1.2 10.6 0.6
300-499 11.0 0.2 10.8 0.2 10.6 0.5 10.2 1.4 14.2 0.7
500 or more 10.5 0.2 10.4 0.2 10.4 0.5 13.6 1.5 10.4 0.7

a Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis related group (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, 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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