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Table 2.9
Decubitus ulcers per 1,000 discharges of length 5 or more days (excluding paralysis patients, patients admitted from long-term-care facilities, patients with diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and breast, and obstetrical admissions), United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
           
Total   23.3 0.2 22.8 0.2
           
Age 0-17 3.3 0.6 3.3 0.6
18-44 4.8 0.4 5.3 0.4
45-64 12.0 0.3 12.3 0.3
65 and over 25.6 0.3 24.8 0.3
           
Age 65-69 18.4 0.5 16.4 0.5
70-74 20.6 0.4 19.8 0.4
75-79 24.4 0.4 23.1 0.4
80-84 27.0 0.5 27.4 0.5
85 and over 35.0 0.5 34.3 0.5
           
Gender Male 23.2 0.2 22.7 0.2
Female 23.3 0.2 23.0 0.2
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 28.0 0.4 26.5 0.4
$25,000-$34,999 22.7 0.3 22.3 0.3
$35,000-$44,999 21.9 0.2 22.4 0.2
$45,000 or more 23.8 0.2 22.8 0.2
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 26.2 0.2 25.7 0.2
Metropolitan-small 20.5 0.2 20.3 0.2
Micropolitan 19.0 0.4 18.1 0.4
Noncore 18.7 0.4 17.0 0.4
           
Expected payment source Private insurance 20.3 0.2 20.6 0.2
Medicare 24.2 0.2 23.5 0.2
Medicaid 26.5 0.2 25.9 0.3
Other insurance 21.6 0.5 20.8 0.5
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 19.4 0.4 19.5 0.4
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 24.2 0.3 25.2 0.2
Midwest 19.3 0.2 20.4 0.3
South 23.9 0.2 22.3 0.2
West 26.2 0.3 24.2 0.3
           
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 23.0 0.2 22.6 0.2
Private, for-profit 25.1 0.3 25.4 0.3
Public 23.4 0.3 21.8 0.3
           
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 25.4 0.2 25.5 0.2
Non-teaching 22.0 0.2 21.4 0.2
           
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 25.9 0.2 25.6 0.2
Metropolitan-small 20.4 0.2 19.9 0.2
Micropolitan 18.1 0.4 16.7 0.4
Noncore 18.1 0.7 17.3 0.7
           
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 18.7 0.4 19.6 0.4
100 - 299 21.8 0.2 21.2 0.2
300 - 499 25.5 0.2 25.0 0.2
500+ 24.8 0.2 24.7 0.2
           

a Estimates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and DRG clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

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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