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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.28b
Accidental puncture or laceration during proceduresa per 100,000 population (excluding obstetric admissions), United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total 36.0 1.5 36.8 1.5
Age 0-17 2.7 0.4 3.0 0.5
18-44 19.6 0.8 18.8 0.8
45-64 54.8 2.5 54.3 2.5
65 and over 124.6 5.6 134.3 6.2
Age 65-69 107.0 5.3 106.0 5.3
70-74 129.9 6.9 131.7 6.9
75-79 148.4 7.7 159.8 8.2
80-84 147.1 6.9 166.1 8.5
85 and over 96.1 4.9 133.2 6.6
Gender Male 30.5 1.5 31.8 1.5
Female 41.7 1.6 42.0 1.6
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 31.7 4.1 30.8 2.4
$25,000-$34,999 36.1 2.5 35.8 2.0
$35,000-$44,999 38.0 2.1 39.9 2.1
$45,000 or more 35.5 1.7 36.6 2.1
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 35.0 2.3 35.2 2.3
Metropolitan-small 36.4 3.0 38.8 3.3
Micropolitan 40.2 3.3 42.1 3.3
Noncore 36.4 2.7 33.7 2.9
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 34.4 5.1 37.0 3.9
Midwest 35.5 2.6 38.2 3.9
South 37.6 1.9 35.0 1.9
West 35.7 2.6 38.2 2.8

a Includes admissions specifically for such problems, 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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