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Table 162
Foreign body accidentally left in during procedure per 1,000 medical and surgical discharges,a age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
White Black API
Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE Rateb SE
Total   0.088 0.003 0.092 0.004 0.069 0.006 0.08 0.016 0.083 0.009
Age 18-44 0.083 0.005 0.089 0.007 0.066 0.01 * * 0.076 0.011
45-64 0.112 0.006 0.118 0.008 0.08 0.012 * * 0.118 0.02
65 and over 0.077 0.004 0.079 0.005 0.064 0.011 * * 0.067 0.016
   65-69 0.095 0.011 0.09 0.012 0.104 0.029 * * * *
   70-74 0.104 0.011 0.116 0.013 * * * * * *
   75-79 0.084 0.009 0.088 0.01 * * * * * *
   80-84 0.062 0.009 0.064 0.01 * * * * * *
   85 and over 0.043 0.007 0.042 0.007 * * * * * *
Gender Male 0.088 0.005 0.096 0.006 0.055 0.009 * * 0.071 0.013
Female 0.088 0.004 0.089 0.005 0.078 0.009 0.089 0.021 0.088 0.011
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 0.055 0.01 * * 0.068 0.016 * * * *
$25,000-$34,999 0.085 0.006 0.088 0.008 0.058 0.009 * * 0.097 0.016
$35,000-$44,999 0.092 0.006 0.099 0.007 0.068 0.013 * * 0.089 0.016
$45,000 or more 0.09 0.005 0.091 0.006 0.088 0.015 0.091 0.023 0.073 0.014
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 0.084 0.004 0.086 0.005 0.077 0.008 0.081 0.02 0.08 0.011
Metropolitan-small 0.089 0.006 0.091 0.007 0.048 0.013 * * 0.094 0.02
Micropolitan 0.106 0.011 0.118 0.013 * * * * * *
Noncore 0.089 0.012 0.091 0.013 * * * * * *
Expected payment source Private insurance 0.104 0.006 0.108 0.007 0.083 0.013 * * 0.092 0.019
Medicare 0.081 0.004 0.082 0.005 0.075 0.01 * * 0.077 0.017
Medicaid 0.082 0.007 0.088 0.011 0.06 0.013 * * 0.082 0.012
Other insurance 0.09 0.015 0.088 0.019 * * * * * *
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 0.065 0.011 0.09 0.016 * * * * * *
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 0.081 0.008 0.082 0.009 0.065 0.017 * * 0.073 0.018
Midwest 0.104 0.008 0.11 0.009 0.076 0.014 * * * *
South 0.079 0.005 0.081 0.006 0.066 0.009 * * 0.079 0.015
West 0.094 0.007 0.097 0.01 0.081 0.019 0.066 0.018 0.096 0.015
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 0.091 0.004 0.094 0.005 0.069 0.008 0.093 0.021 0.087 0.011
Private, for-profit 0.074 0.007 0.079 0.008 0.066 0.015 * * * *
Public 0.089 0.011 0.093 0.014 0.074 0.018 * * 0.086 0.019
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 0.101 0.007 0.113 0.009 0.073 0.01 * * 0.08 0.013
Non-teaching 0.082 0.004 0.084 0.005 0.066 0.008 0.07 0.019 0.084 0.012
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 0.088 0.004 0.091 0.006 0.077 0.008 0.084 0.02 0.083 0.011
Metropolitan-small 0.092 0.006 0.098 0.007 0.048 0.012 * * 0.084 0.018
Micropolitan 0.082 0.012 0.087 0.013 * * * * * *
Noncore 0.065 0.012 0.068 0.014 * * * * * *
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 0.072 0.008 0.075 0.009 * * * * * *
100-299 0.076 0.005 0.078 0.006 0.053 0.009 * * 0.089 0.014
300-499 0.098 0.007 0.109 0.01 0.073 0.012 * * 0.07 0.018
500 or more 0.104 0.008 0.109 0.01 0.08 0.013 * * 0.096 0.018

a Also excludes admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b No risk adjustment is performed for this outcome of interest.

* 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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