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Table 2.19b: Reclosure of postoperative disruption of abdominal wall (postoperative abdominal wound dehiscence)a 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 1.716 0.085
    Total United States, 2000 1.596 0.075
    Total United States, 1997 1.918 0.092
    Total United States, 1994 2.056 0.095
     
2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 0.202 0.040
    18-44 0.669 0.063
    45-64 2.262 0.153
    65 and over 7.842 0.465
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 5.906 0.554
    70-74 6.806 0.692
    75-79 10.296 0.948
    80-84 9.592 1.187
    85 and over 9.030 1.303
     
Gender    
    Male 2.515 0.148
    Female 1.117 0.072
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 1.775 0.289
    $25,000-$34,999 1.866 0.156
    $35,000-$44,999 1.834 0.163
    $45,000 or more 1.616 0.117
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 1.715 0.095
    Micropolitan 1.822 0.232
    Noncore 1.604 0.237
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 1.691 0.207
    Midwest 1.828 0.187
    South 1.754 0.144
    West 1.558 0.158
     

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

b Rates 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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