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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.32
Percent of patients who experienced ventilator exposure with ventilator-associated pneumonia events, United States, 2002 and 2003a
    2003b 2002b
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   454 57 11.9 1.3 820 95 10.2 1.2
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
65-74 167 18 13.7 3.7 304 36 12.4 2.7
75-84 174 29 14.2 3.2 310 35 9.4 2.2
85 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Female 232 28 12.3 2.9 377 37 7.7 1.7
Male 222 29 11.5 2.6 443 58 12.3 2.1
Race Black DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
White 375 48 11.2 2.0 689 79 9.8 1.5
Diabetes No 287 34 11.6 2.4 491 59 11.1 1.9
Yes 167 23 12.6 3.4 329 36 9.0 2.0
CHF/pulmonary edema No 205 22 12.2 3.1 340 34 9.8 2.2
Yes 249 35 11.8 2.5 480 61 10.5 1.8
COPD No 241 36 11.7 2.6 420 47 11.3 2.1
Yes 213 21 12.2 3.0 400 48 9.1 1.8
Smoking No 359 45 11.6 2.2 619 68 10.0 1.6
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU 201 27 10.9 2.7
Corticosteroids No 392 53 12.2 2.0 732 86 10.4 1.5
Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU

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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