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Table 1.125
Percent of improvement in ambulation/locomotiona for home health episodes, by State, 2002 and 2004
  2004 2002
State Observed percent Risk adjusted percentb Standard error of observed percent Observed percent Risk adjusted percentb Standard error of observed percent
United States 37.2   0.03 33.9   0.03
Alabama 39.8 39.7 0.25 33.8 34.0 0.24
Alaska 34.0 33.3 1.22 31.1 29.6 1.31
Arizona 39.4 35.6 0.28 37.9 34.7 0.32
Arkansas 36.6 36.9 0.35 33.8 33.3 0.36
California 40.8 38.2 0.11 36.5 34.2 0.11
Colorado 34.0 33.7 0.29 29.3 30.7 0.32
Connecticut 32.2 35.9 0.26 31.1 33.0 0.27
Delaware 34.7 33.2 0.56 34.6 33.7 0.54
District of Columbia 35.9 33.2 0.87 40.1 35.4 0.81
Florida 37.2 37.3 0.10 35.2 35.2 0.11
Georgia 39.3 37.3 0.22 36.3 34.0 0.24
Hawaii 40.6 37.9 0.76 38.3 33.4 0.72
Idaho 34.4 34.5 0.53 31.8 32.7 0.57
Illinois 36.5 37.5 0.16 32.3 33.8 0.16
Indiana 37.6 38.4 0.27 32.8 33.9 0.27
Iowa 32.5 34.5 0.37 27.7 30.8 0.37
Kansas 36.9 36.6 0.39 30.1 31.0 0.42
Kentucky 35.4 37.1 0.26 32.6 33.9 0.26
Louisiana 35.9 37.7 0.27 33.0 34.3 0.28
Maine 34.9 36.7 0.42 30.0 32.0 0.42
Maryland 38.8 38.1 0.25 37.1 36.2 0.27
Massachusetts 33.9 36.1 0.17 28.8 31.0 0.18
Michigan 38.5 37.6 0.15 34.8 34.1 0.16
Minnesota 33.7 36.1 0.32 28.7 30.8 0.34
Mississippi 39.3 38.3 0.31 34.7 34.7 0.32
Missouri 39.2 37.6 0.21 32.6 32.5 0.21
Montana 35.7 37.1 0.67 28.6 30.8 0.64
Nebraska 32.9 35.0 0.46 27.4 29.7 0.46
Nevada 37.0 35.6 0.44 35.0 33.2 0.51
New Hampshire 31.0 33.2 0.47 30.7 32.4 0.50
New Jersey 38.3 38.8 0.19 37.7 37.4 0.20
New Mexico 41.5 39.2 0.50 37.9 36.2 0.50
New York 35.1 36.8 0.13 33.1 34.2 0.14
North Carolina 39.6 37.8 0.19 36.2 35.1 0.20
North Dakota 30.0 33.0 0.70 25.0 27.7 0.68
Ohio 36.8 37.3 0.16 33.6 34.3 0.17
Oklahoma 35.8 36.1 0.29 32.1 32.3 0.31
Oregon 35.4 33.8 0.30 33.4 31.8 0.31
Pennsylvannia 35.4 36.9 0.12 31.6 33.0 0.13
Rhode Island 32.5 35.3 0.42 30.8 34.0 0.45
South Carolina 44.9 42.0 0.29 38.8 35.9 0.30
South Dakota 33.4 36.5 0.78 26.5 29.0 0.73
Tennessee 39.3 39.6 0.21 34.8 35.5 0.22
Texas 34.9 35.8 0.12 31.5 32.0 0.14
Utah 40.1 39.5 0.40 34.9 35.9 0.43
Vermont 33.3 35.0 0.62 31.8 32.6 0.69
Virginia 37.8 36.8 0.21 36.9 35.8 0.23
Washington 35.2 34.6 0.26 31.6 30.8 0.26
West Virginia 39.5 41.6 0.40 33.9 34.2 0.41
Wisconsin 32.6 34.7 0.30 29.7 31.2 0.31
Wyoming 33.5 32.4 1.02 27.1 27.9 1.03

a Consumer language used on the Home Health Compare Web site for this measure is: Percentage of patients who get better at walking or moving around.

b Only observed national rate reported as in Home Health Compare.

Source: Calculated by the Center for Health Services and Policy Research, University of Colorado, from Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data.

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