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Table 1.77a
Admissions for pediatric gastroenteritis (excluding patients with gastrointestinal abnormalities or bacterial gastroenteritis, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, ages 0-17, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total   178.7 9.9 178.4 9.4
Age 0-4 538.8 31.4 523.8 28.6
5-9 85.1 4.5 93.5 5.2
10-14 37.9 2.1 39.7 2.2
15-17 33.9 1.9 37.6 1.9
Gender Male 185.3 10.4 186.9 9.9
Female 171.8 9.5 169.6 8.9
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 258.7 42.8 272.7 44.4
$25,000-$34,999 239.8 19.2 231.6 17.7
$35,000-$44,999 181.9 11.1 182.0 11.4
$45,000 or more 143.8 11.0 149.3 10.4
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 154.0 15.3 169.3 15.2
Metropolitan-small 181.2 19.3 172.0 17.3
Micropolitan 249.7 23.7 195.9 16.7
Noncore 280.3 23.3 258.7 24.9
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 191.3 25.0 237.1 29.9
Midwest 157.7 17.9 158.1 15.9
South 209.7 16.8 205.9 16.1
West 142.5 21.2 114.5 15.8

a Rates 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, 2003 and 2004.

 

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