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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.4
Transfusion reactionsa per 100,000 population (excluding neonates), United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
           
Total   0.06 0.01 0.05 0.01
           
Age 0-17 DSU DSU DSU DSU
18-44 DSU DSU DSU DSU
45-64 DSU DSU DSU DSU
65 and over 0.24 0.06 DSU DSU
           
Gender Male 0.09 0.02 0.05 0.01
Female 0.04 0.01 0.05 0.01
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 DSU DSU DSU DSU
$25,000-$34,999 DSU DSU DSU DSU
$35,000-$44,999 DSU DSU 0.08 0.02
$45,000 or more DSU DSU DSU DSU
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 0.06 0.01 0.04 0.01
Metropolitan-small DSU DSU 0.09 0.03
Micropolitan DSU DSU DSU DSU
Noncore DSU DSU DSU DSU
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast DSU DSU DSU DSU
Midwest 0.09 0.03 DSU DSU
South DSU DSU DSU DSU
West DSU DSU DSU DSU
           

a Includes admissions specifically for transfusion reactions, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

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.

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

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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