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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.3
Percent of surgical discharges with postoperative urinary tract infections, United States, 2004a
    2004
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total 5464 185 3.4 0.2
Age Under 65 795 27.00 3.4 0.6
65-74 2244 60 2.7 0.3
75-84 1880 67 3.6 0.4
85 and over 545 31.00 5.7 1.0
Gender Female 3023 131 4.3 0.4
Male 2441 54 2.2 0.3
Race Black 367 23.00 6.3 1.3
Other 256 15.00 5.9 1.5
White 4841 147 3.0 0.2
Diabetes No 4018 109 2.7 0.3
Yes 1,446 76.00 5.3 0.6
Obesity No 4817 148 3.1 0.2
Yes 647 37 5.7 0.9
Cerebrovascular disease No 4512 135 3.0 0.3
Yes 952 50 5.3 0.7
CHF/pulmonary edema No 4601 136 3.0 0.2
Yes 863 49 5.7 0.8
COPD No 4230 121 2.9 0.3
Yes 1,234 64.00 5.2 0.6
Smoking No 4655 161 3.5 0.3
Yes 809 24.00 3.0 0.6
Cancer No 3929 128 3.3 0.3
Yes 1,535 57.00 3.7 0.5
Corticosteroids No 5233 173 3.3 0.2
Yes 231 12.00 5.2 1.5
Coronary artery disease No 3459 107 3.1 0.3
Yes 2,005 78.00 3.9 0.4
Renal disease No 4597 129 2.8 0.2
Yes 867 56 6.5 0.8

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December. Readmissions are supposed to be counted in the numerators according to the measure specifications, but were not counted because the data were not available at this time.

Key: CHF: congestive heart failure; COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System.

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