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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.15b
Foreign body accidentally left in during procedurea per 100,000 population (excluding neonatal procedures), United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total 1.20 0.06 1.14 0.05
Age 0-17 0.13 0.03 0.21 0.06
18-44 0.97 0.07 0.90 0.07
45-64 1.81 0.13 1.53 0.12
65 and over 3.12 0.23 3.24 0.23
Gender Male 1.06 0.07 0.97 0.07
Female 1.35 0.08 1.33 0.08
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 1.09 0.24 1.14 0.21
$25,000-$34,999 1.34 0.13 1.23 0.11
$35,000-$44,999 1.21 0.09 1.08 0.10
$45,000 or more 1.17 0.08 1.15 0.09
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 1.24 0.09 1.11 0.08
Metropolitan-small 1.07 0.11 1.24 0.13
Micropolitan 1.30 0.17 1.25 0.16
Noncore 1.31 0.20 0.87 0.17
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 1.17 0.13 1.04 0.12
Midwest 1.32 0.14 1.12 0.10
South 1.17 0.09 1.09 0.08
West 1.14 0.12 1.36 0.14

a Includes admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, 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.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

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