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Table 1.129
Percent of improvement in urinary incontinencea 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 48.6   0.05 47.1   0.06
Alabama 47.6 49.8 0.37 40.8 44.2 0.38
Alaska 36.9 42.0 1.76 35.0 41.5 2.02
Arizona 54.8 53.9 0.53 57.7 57.1 0.59
Arkansas 40.0 37.9 0.51 39.5 38.3 0.54
California 48.7 51.2 0.18 47.5 50.3 0.20
Colorado 49.8 47.0 0.51 48.7 46.2 0.60
Connecticut 52.7 50.5 0.45 54.2 50.8 0.55
Delaware 54.8 52.7 1.11 58.1 55.4 1.05
District of Columbia 55.6 57.0 1.74 51.8 52.5 1.60
Florida 50.0 50.2 0.17 49.6 49.5 0.20
Georgia 48.6 50.3 0.36 46.2 48.8 0.40
Hawaii 44.2 51.1 1.26 46.2 52.7 1.29
Idaho 36.4 36.4 0.78 38.5 37.3 0.89
Illinois 52.4 50.9 0.26 50.9 48.8 0.29
Indiana 48.5 47.3 0.43 46.4 44.9 0.47
Iowa 43.1 38.7 0.59 40.9 35.2 0.64
Kansas 45.6 43.5 0.64 35.5 33.3 0.68
Kentucky 43.3 44.2 0.41 41.7 42.3 0.44
Louisiana 38.5 40.2 0.38 37.6 40.3 0.41
Maine 48.2 46.5 0.68 50.1 47.8 0.78
Maryland 52.8 52.8 0.45 51.7 50.9 0.49
Massachusetts 53.6 49.9 0.31 55.2 50.8 0.38
Michigan 55.2 54.1 0.25 52.2 50.4 0.28
Minnesota 47.3 45.1 0.53 47.5 43.9 0.62
Mississippi 44.7 45.9 0.45 42.8 45.1 0.48
Missouri 53.2 49.8 0.35 50.1 47.4 0.38
Montana 33.0 34.1 0.97 35.3 35.2 1.05
Nebraska 50.6 46.5 0.77 45.7 40.6 0.84
Nevada 51.6 51.3 0.77 55.0 53.6 0.97
New Hampshire 49.0 45.9 0.84 50.2 45.9 0.91
New Jersey 60.0 58.3 0.34 60.0 57.5 0.39
New Mexico 51.4 52.0 0.79 52.5 53.2 0.87
New York 55.8 54.4 0.23 54.7 53.0 0.26
North Carolina 48.0 49.7 0.32 44.3 47.8 0.35
North Dakota 35.6 30.8 1.15 35.6 30.6 1.19
Ohio 52.9 50.8 0.27 49.7 47.5 0.30
Oklahoma 37.4 35.8 0.41 35.0 33.5 0.44
Oregon 43.5 49.5 0.46 44.2 49.7 0.50
Pennsylvania 53.6 52.8 0.21 52.1 50.6 0.24
Rhode Island 56.4 52.1 0.69 61.9 57.4 0.80
South Carolina 50.0 52.6 0.51 46.7 49.2 0.55
South Dakota 40.7 40.1 1.18 38.6 34.4 1.25
Tennessee 42.5 43.8 0.32 42.7 44.0 0.34
Texas 37.4 38.2 0.18 36.1 37.5 0.21
Utah 50.5 48.5 0.64 48.7 47.6 0.72
Vermont 53.5 49.9 1.01 55.8 50.7 1.24
Virginia 46.2 48.1 0.34 43.0 45.5 0.37
Washington 45.2 48.3 0.40 44.3 46.5 0.44
West Virginia 42.8 47.0 0.62 39.8 42.9 0.66
Wisconsin 45.8 44.7 0.48 45.5 43.7 0.56
Wyoming 44.7 39.4 1.78 42.6 38.9 1.84

a Consumer language for this measure is: Percentage of patients who are having less of a problem with urinary incontinence or wetting themselves. The CMS report results of testing this language is available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/OASIS/.

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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