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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.66a: Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritisa per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, selected years, United States, 2000 and 2001

  Adjusted rateb    
Trends Estimate Standard error    
     
    Total United States, 2001 106.289 7.228    
    Total United States, 2000 108.593 5.928    
    Total United States, 1997 140.599 7.760    
    Total United States, 1994 129.592 7.699    
  2001 adjusted rateb 2000 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error Estimate Standard error
Patient characteristic        
Age groups for pediatric conditions        
    0-4 290.621 20.216 302.058 17.529
    5-9 58.441 4.499 54.142 3.007
    10-14 28.518 1.953 30.162 1.558
    15-17 27.090 1.580 27.228 1.445
Gender        
    Male 112.619 7.623 113.988 6.332
    Female 99.671 6.914 102.953 5.636
Median income of patient ZIP Code        
    Less than $25,000 143.659 24.369 151.526 26.877
    $25,000-$34,999 150.309 16.528 136.372 9.609
    $35,000-$44,999 109.563 9.003 110.091 7.275
    $45,000 or more 78.403 6.646 85.146 7.109
Location of patient residence        
    Metropolitan 100.028 8.369 * *
    Micropolitan 127.471 12.813 * *
    Noncore 149.326 13.916 * *
Hospital characteristic        
Location of inpatient treatment        
    Northeast 137.463 27.851 106.488 14.339
    Midwest 115.849 12.674 101.425 9.310
    South 111.369 10.045 130.788 11.682
    West 67.173 11.187 83.751 10.966

aNumerator excludes obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions.

bRates 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.

* Information is unavailable for year 2000.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

 

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