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Table 2.4b: Transfusion reactionsa 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 0.054 0.010
    Total United States, 2000 0.053 0.010
    Total United States, 1997 0.102 0.017
    Total United States, 1994 0.082 0.014
     
     
  2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
     
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 0.035 0.016
    18-44 0.036 0.015
    45-64 0.078 0.024
    65 and over 0.102 0.036
     
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 0.048 0.048
    70-74 0.100 0.071
    75-79 0.000 0.000
    80-84 0.158 0.112
    85 and over 0.368 0.234
     
Gender    
    Male 0.052 0.015
    Female 0.054 0.014
     
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 0.115 0.058
    $25,000-$34,999 0.032 0.016
    $35,000-$44,999 0.083 0.024
    $45,000 or more 0.039 0.013
     
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 0.059 0.012
    Micropolitan 0.018 0.018
    Noncore 0.035 0.025
     
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 0.074 0.029
    Midwest 0.060 0.020
    South 0.042 0.015
    West 0.044 0.020
     

a Numerator includes admissions specifically for transfusion reactions, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. Excludes neonates.

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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