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Table 2.8b
Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma with surgical drainage or evacuation, not verifiable as following surgerya (excluding obstetrical admissions), per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   13.5 0.4 13.6 0.5
Age 18-44 6.6 0.3 6.8 0.3
45-64 13.9 0.6 14.5 0.6
65 and over 36.4 1.4 35.6 1.5
   65-69 28.6 1.6 29.5 1.6
   70-74 33.6 1.9 33.1 1.8
   75-79 45.0 2.3 44.2 2.5
   80-84 46.2 2.8 43.1 2.5
   85 and over 35.3 2.4 32.7 2.3
Gender Male 14.5 0.5 15.0 0.6
Female 13.1 0.5 12.8 0.5
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 14.4 1.5 16.4 1.9
$25,000-$34,999 12.7 0.7 13.3 0.9
$35,000-$44,999 14.3 0.7 14.1 0.7
$45,000 or more 13.5 0.7 13.5 0.6
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 13.5 0.8 14.5 0.8
Metropolitan-small 13.2 1.0 12.5 1.0
Micropolitan 15.2 1.2 14.7 1.2
Noncore 13.3 1.1 11.2 0.9
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 14.0 1.1 12.1 1.1
Midwest 14.4 0.9 13.8 1.0
South 13.5 0.7 14.3 0.7
West 12.3 1.0 13.6 1.0

a Also includes admissions specifically for such problems, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b 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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