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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.71a
Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years, United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
           
Total   92.0 6.7 106.3 7.2
           
Age 0-4 243.9 19.0 290.6 20.4
5-9 49.9 3.5 58.4 4.6
10-14 29.5 2.1 28.5 2.0
15-17 28.6 1.6 27.1 1.6
           
Gender Male 95.6 6.9 112.6 7.6
Female 88.1 6.5 99.7 6.9
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 145.7 23.1 143.7 24.4
$25,000-$34,999 133.8 13.2 150.3 16.5
$35,000-$44,999 106.9 8.6 109.6 9.0
$45,000 or more 65.3 6.1 78.4 6.6
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 83.5 9.9 100.0 12.4
Metropolitan-small 89.5 11.5 100.1 10.4
Micropolitan 106.1 10.9 127.5 12.8
Noncore 152.5 15.0 149.2 13.9
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 86.8 12.9 137.5 27.9
Midwest 88.5 8.2 115.8 12.7
South 113.6 15.5 111.4 10.0
West 66.9 9.1 67.2 11.2
           

a Estimates 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, 2001 and 2002.

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