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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.17
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 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total 24.4 0.2 22.8 0.2
Age 0-17 2.9 0.6 3.3 0.6
18-44 5.2 0.4 5.3 0.4
45-64 12.6 0.3 12.3 0.3
65 and over 27.2 0.3 24.8 0.3
Age 65-69 19.0 0.5 16.4 0.5
70-74 21.8 0.5 19.8 0.4
75-79 25.6 0.4 23.1 0.4
80-84 29.3 0.5 27.4 0.5
85 and over 37.1 0.5 34.3 0.5
Gender Male 24.3 0.2 22.7 0.2
Female 24.5 0.2 23.0 0.2
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 30.2 0.5 26.5 0.4
$25,000-$34,999 25.4 0.3 22.3 0.3
$35,000-$44,999 22.8 0.2 22.4 0.2
$45,000 or more 24.4 0.2 22.8 0.2
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 27.3 0.2 25.7 0.2
Metropolitan-small 21.7 0.2 20.3 0.2
Micropolitan 20.2 0.4 18.1 0.4
Noncore 18.9 0.4 17.0 0.4
Expected payment source Private insurance 21.2 0.2 20.6 0.2
Medicare 25.8 0.2 23.5 0.2
Medicaid 26.6 0.2 25.9 0.3
Other insurance 21.3 0.5 20.8 0.5
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 19.5 0.4 19.5 0.4
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 28.3 0.2 25.2 0.2
Midwest 19.5 0.3 20.4 0.3
South 24.3 0.2 22.3 0.2
West 26.2 0.3 24.2 0.3
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 24.5 0.2 22.6 0.2
Private, for-profit 25.4 0.3 25.4 0.3
Public 23.0 0.3 21.8 0.3
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 27.2 0.2 25.5 0.2
Non-teaching 23.0 0.2 21.4 0.2
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 27.0 0.2 25.6 0.2
Metropolitan-small 21.2 0.2 19.9 0.2
Micropolitan 19.5 0.4 16.7 0.4
Noncore 19.7 0.7 17.3 0.7
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 20.9 0.4 19.6 0.4
100-299 23.1 0.2 21.2 0.2
300-499 25.2 0.2 25.0 0.2
500 or more 27.1 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.

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