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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.28
Percent of central vascular catheter placement with associated mechanical adverse events, United Sates, 2002 and 2003a
    2003b 2002b
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   2,721 52 2.03 0.36 4,889 125 3.24 0.38
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU 865 20 3.18 0.93
65-74 977 16 2.03 0.61 1,798 34 2.80 0.59
75-84 937 18 2.05 0.61 1,711 56 3.75 0.65
85 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Female 1,419 31 2.65 0.59 2,469 65 3.05 0.50
Male 1,302 21 1.34 0.39 2,420 60 3.42 0.56
Race Black DSU DSU DSU DSU 635 26 4.46 1.11
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 2,227 44 2.23 0.43 3,988 97 3.14 0.41
Diabetes No 1,672 34 2.76 0.57 3,002 79 3.13 0.45
Yes 1,049 18 0.94 0.28 1,887 46 3.41 0.64
Obesity No 2,300 42 2.06 0.40 4,168 108 3.20 0.39
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
CHF/pulmonary edema No 1,636 22 1.86 0.48 2,955 62 2.59 0.43
Yes 1,085 30 2.27 0.55 1,934 63 4.18 0.67
COPD No 1,828 23 1.16 0.31 3,255 80 2.99 0.44
Yes 893 29 3.80 0.89 1,634 45 3.73 0.70

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January 2003 to December 2003 for 2003 data, from January 2002 to December 2002 for 2002 data.

b Per specifications revised 6/22/2005, percents and standard errors are calculated based on data weighted to reflect the contribution of each State's sample to national estimates.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Source: Centers & Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

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