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Table 2.3
Percent of surgical discharges with catheter-associated urinary tract infection, United States, 2005a
Population group Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   9,011 414 4.59 0.22
Age Under 65 1,091 42 3.85 0.58
65-74 2,883 98 3.40 0.34
75-84 3,265 166 5.08 0.38
85 and over 1,772 108 6.09 0.57
Gender Male 3,645 120 3.29 0.30
Female 5,366 294 5.48 0.31
Race White 7,795 333 4.27 0.23
Black 746 51 6.84 0.92
Other 470 30 6.38 1.13
Diabetes Yes 2,833 153 5.40 0.42
No 6,178 261 4.22 0.26
Obesity Yes 1,159 68 5.87 0.69
No 7,852 346 4.41 0.23
Cerebrovascular disease Yes 2,125 133 6.26 0.53
No 6,886 281 4.08 0.24
CHF/pulmonary edema Yes 2,893 201 6.95 0.47
No 6,118 213 3.48 0.23
COPD Yes 2,780 137 4.93 0.41
No 6,231 277 4.45 0.26
Smoking Yes 1,311 52 3.97 0.54
No 7,700 362 4.70 0.24
Corticosteroids Yes 680 50 7.35 1.00
No 8,331 364 4.37 0.22
Coronary artery disease Yes 3,842 217 5.65 0.37
No 5,169 197 3.81 0.27
Renal disease Yes 2,283 184 8.06 0.57
No 6,728 230 3.42 0.22

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December.

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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