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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.18b: Accidental puncture or laceration during proceduresa 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 36.800 1.496
    Total United States, 2000 34.659 1.430
    Total United States, 1997 35.779 1.703
    Total United States, 1994 32.325 1.302
     
2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 2.998 0.525
    18-44 18.828 0.755
    45-64 54.310 2.460
    65 and over 134.314 6.183
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 106.017 5.275
    70-74 131.658 6.915
    75-79 159.816 8.211
    80-84 166.095 8.484
    85 and over 133.233 6.569
     
Gender    
    Male 31.815 1.541
    Female 42.003 1.560
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 30.808 2.358
    $25,000-$34,999 35.837 2.019
    $35,000-$44,999 39.945 2.116
    $45,000 or more 36.619 2.120
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 36.471 1.566
    Micropolitan 42.070 3.311
    Noncore 33.753 2.869
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 36.953 3.933
    Midwest 38.177 3.892
    South 35.002 1.895
    West 38.225 2.827
     

a Numerator includes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals, excludes obstetric admissions.

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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