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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.29
Percent of central vascular catheter placement with associated insertion-site infections, United States, 2002 and 2003a
    2003b 2002b
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   2,721 67 2.40 0.37 4,889 134 2.42 0.28
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU 865 36 3.08 0.69
65-74 977 22 2.12 0.60 1,798 37 1.55 0.35
75-84 937 24 2.48 0.62 1,711 52 3.20 0.56
85 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Female 1,419 34 2.24 0.48 2,469 77 2.68 0.41
Male 1,302 33 2.59 0.59 2,420 57 2.16 0.37
Race Black DSU DSU DSU DSU 635 25 3.14 0.77
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 2,227 51 2.23 0.40 3,988 104 2.33 0.31
Diabetes No 1,672 42 2.70 0.50 3,002 77 2.17 0.33
Yes 1,049 25 1.95 0.51 1,887 57 2.80 0.48
Obesity No 2,300 53 2.14 0.36 4,168 105 2.20 0.28
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU 721 29 3.66 0.92
CHF/pulmonary edema No 1,636 29 1.76 0.42 2,955 68 1.76 0.30
Yes 1,085 38 3.28 0.65 1,934 66 3.37 0.51
COPD No 1,828 37 1.85 0.40 3,255 75 2.01 0.31
Yes 893 30 3.53 0.79 1,634 59 3.23 0.54

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 for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

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