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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.11b: Selected infections due to medical carea per 100,000 population, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
     
    Total United States, 2001 39.826 1.225
    Total United States, 2000 37.748 1.234
    Total United States, 1997 34.751 1.277
    Total United States, 1994 30.033 1.089
     
  2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 8.154 1.920
    18-44 21.809 0.828
    45-64 60.199 2.145
    65 and over 128.973 4.078
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 109.917 4.065
    70-74 122.822 4.473
    75-79 147.517 5.738
    80-84 165.803 6.850
    85 and over 120.520 6.615
     
Gender    
    Male 41.383 1.364
    Female 38.977 1.198
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 58.600 5.140
    $25,000-$34,999 45.127 2.381
    $35,000-$44,999 42.622 1.947
    $45,000 or more 34.632 1.664
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 42.199 1.371
    Micropolitan 32.592 3.137
    Noncore 25.534 2.446
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 43.107 3.412
    Midwest 33.209 1.955
    South 46.266 2.334
    West 33.435 2.001
     

a Numerator includes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings. Excludes immunocompromised and cancer patients and neonates.

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.

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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