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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.29: Percent of central vascular catheter (CVC) placement with associated insertion-site infections, United States, 2002

Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent of exposed with eventa Standard errora
Total 4,889 134 2.4 0.275
Age        
    0-64 865 36 3.1 0.695
    65-74 1,798 37 1.5 0.348
    75-84 1,711 52 3.2 0.557
    85 and over 514 9 1.6 0.716
Gender        
    Male 2,420 57 2.2 0.371
    Female 2,469 77 2.7 0.405
Race        
    Black 635 25 3.1 0.774
    Other 266 5 1.6 1.027
    White 3,988 104 2.3 0.310
Diabetes        
    No 3,002 77 2.2 0.333
    Yes 1,887 57 2.8 0.480
Obesity        
    No 4,168 105 2.2 0.278
    Yes 721 29 3.7 0.916
CHF/Pulmonary Edema        
    No 2,955 68 1.8 0.302
    Yes 1,934 66 3.4 0.512
COPD        
    No 3,255 75 2.4 0.275
    Yes 1,634 59 3.2 0.538

aPercent and standard error based on weighted data.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

 

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