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Table 2.11b
Selected infections due to medical carea per 100,000 population (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients and neonates), United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
           
Total   44.2 1.5 39.8 1.2
           
Age 0-17 8.3 1.6 8.2 1.9
18-44 24.4 1.0 21.8 0.8
45-64 65.6 2.5 60.2 2.2
65 and over 146.3 5.6 129.0 4.1
           
Age 65-69 119.6 5.0 109.9 4.1
70-74 148.2 6.4 122.8 4.5
75-79 171.7 7.5 147.5 5.8
80-84 175.1 7.8 165.8 6.9
85 and over 137.8 7.8 120.5 6.6
           
Gender Male 46.1 1.7 41.4 1.4
Female 43.4 1.5 39.0 1.2
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 74.1 7.1 58.6 5.1
$25,000-$34,999 48.4 2.8 45.1 2.4
$35,000-$44,999 47.8 2.4 42.6 1.9
$45,000 or more 39.3 1.9 34.6 1.7
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 51.6 3.0 45.9 2.5
Metropolitan-small 39.4 3.7 35.8 3.2
Micropolitan 34.6 3.0 32.6 3.1
Noncore 29.9 2.8 25.5 2.4
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 42.6 3.5 43.1 3.4
Midwest 41.7 3.5 33.2 2.0
South 51.1 2.7 46.3 2.3
West 36.8 2.4 33.4 2.0
           

a Includes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

b 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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