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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.36: Percent of patients who had a knee joint replacement with adverse events associated with the knee joint replacement, United States, 2002

Population group Exposed Adverse event Percent of exposed with eventa Standard errora
Total 899 74 9.4 1.551
Age        
    0-64 68 1 1.7 1.673
    65-74 448 32 8.4 2.062
    75 and over 383 41 11.8 2.547
Gender        
    Male 313 27 12.2 3.099
    Female 586 47 8.1 1.676
Race        
    Not White 67 10 25.4 8.226
    White 832 64 8.1 1.478
Diabetes        
    No 740 58 9.8 1.797
    Yes 159 16 8.1 2.53
Obesity        
    No 776 56 8.9 1.631
    Yes 123 18 12.4 4.47
Cancer        
    No 758 59 8.1 1.527
    Yes 141 15 16.5 5.432
Steroids        
    No 865 72 9.3 1.571
    Yes 34 2 12.0 8.637

a Percent and standard error based on weighted data.

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

 

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