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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.26b
Selected infections due to medical carea per 100,000 population (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients and neonates), United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total 44.7 1.5 39.8 1.2
Age 0-17 8.5 1.6 8.2 1.9
18-44 25.1 1.1 21.8 0.8
45-64 68.5 2.6 60.2 2.2
65 and over 142.0 4.8 129.0 4.1
Age 65-69 128.9 5.2 109.9 4.1
70-74 145.2 5.2 122.8 4.5
75-79 157.1 6.2 147.5 5.8
80-84 164.1 7.1 165.8 6.9
85 and over 123.5 5.8 120.5 6.6
Gender Male 45.8 1.6 41.4 1.4
Female 44.3 1.6 39.0 1.2
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 90.2 10.6 58.6 5.1
$25,000-$34,999 57.9 3.6 45.1 2.4
$35,000-$44,999 45.7 2.2 42.6 1.9
$45,000 or more 37.3 1.7 34.6 1.7
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 51.8 3.0 45.9 2.5
Metropolitan-small 37.6 3.2 35.8 3.2
Micropolitan 40.0 3.8 32.6 3.1
Noncore 32.3 2.8 25.5 2.4
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 48.0 4.1 43.1 3.4
Midwest 41.4 3.7 33.2 2.0
South 50.1 2.6 46.3 2.3
West 36.1 1.9 33.4 2.0

a Includes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

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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