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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.1: Birth trauma—injury to neonate per 1000 live birthsa, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 7.358 0.089
    Total United States, 2000 6.679 0.088
    Total United States, 1997 15.140 0.093
    Total United States, 1994 15.074 0.098
     
2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Gender    
    Male 7.337 0.131
    Female 5.917 0.135
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 4.598 0.361
    $25,000-$34,999 5.835 0.197
    $35,000-$44,999 6.949 0.178
    $45,000 or more 8.568 0.128
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 7.630 0.096
    Micropolitan 5.941 0.307
    Noncore 4.982 0.415
     
Expected payment source    
    Private insurance 7.376 0.120
    Medicare 4.788 2.271
    Medicaid 7.042 0.147
    Other insurance 5.462 0.570
    Uninsured / self pay / no charge 10.157 0.381
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 9.865 0.227
    Midwest 6.535 0.201
    South 7.789 0.145
    West 5.920 0.170
     
Ownership/control    
    Private, not-for-profit 8.079 0.105
    Private, for-profit 5.229 0.230
    Public 5.502 0.250
     
Teaching status    
    Teaching 8.768 0.153
    Non-teaching 6.597 0.110
     
Location of hospital    
    Metropolitan 7.686 0.095
    Micropolitan 4.670 0.318
    Noncore 5.159 0.500
     
Bedsize    
    Less than 100 4.751 0.265
    100 - 299 5.843 0.144
    300 - 499 6.691 0.158
    500+ 13.155 0.210
     

aDenominator excludes preterm and osteogenesis imperfecta births.

bRates are adjusted by gender. When reporting is by gender, there is no adjustment.

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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