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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 2.34
Obstetric trauma with 3rd degree, 4th degree, or other obstetric lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance, United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total 87.5 0.4 84.6 0.4
Age 10-14 102.8 9.5 92.8 8.8
15-17 107.5 2.1 106.5 2.1
18-24 90.0 0.8 86.8 0.8
25-34 76.9 0.7 73.6 0.7
35-54 56.7 1.2 55.5 1.2
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 72.7 1.9 71.3 1.6
$25,000-$34,999 78.6 0.9 79.5 0.9
$35,000-$44,999 86.4 0.8 85.4 0.8
$45,000 or more 92.9 0.6 88.1 0.6
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 85.9 0.5 83.4 0.6
Metropolitan-small 89.7 0.8 85.2 0.8
Micropolitan 90.5 1.4 89.1 1.4
Noncore 88.8 1.7 86.7 1.8
Expected payment source Private insurance 97.2 0.6 92.0 0.6
Medicare 98.6 7.3 71.0 6.6
Medicaid 75.3 0.7 74.5 0.7
Other insurance 89.4 2.6 88.8 2.5
Uninsured/self pay/no charge 77.6 2.1 77.2 2.0
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 79.3 1.0 81.1 1.0
Midwest 108.1 0.8 103.2 0.9
South 86.9 0.7 84.7 0.7
West 74.4 0.8 70.6 0.8
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 91.1 0.5 86.8 0.5
Private, for-profit 72.6 1.0 72.9 1.1
Public 84.5 1.1 84.4 1.1
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 94.6 0.7 91.3 0.7
Non-teaching 84.0 0.5 81.0 0.5
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 86.0 0.5 83.2 0.5
Metropolitan-small 90.7 0.8 86.0 0.8
Micropolitan 88.1 1.5 89.0 1.4
Noncore 83.9 2.4 84.0 2.5
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 78.2 1.2 80.5 1.2
100-299 84.0 0.7 83.9 0.7
300-499 92.5 0.8 85.2 0.7
500 or more 92.4 0.9 87.5 1.0

a Estimates are adjusted by age. When reporting is by age, there is no adjustment.

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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