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Table 2.15b
Foreign body accidentally left in during procedurea per 100,000 population, age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   1.53 0.08 1.57 0.08
Age 18-44 0.92 0.07 0.98 0.07
45-64 1.64 0.12 1.81 0.13
65 and over 3.30 0.23 3.12 0.23
   65-69 2.76 0.37 2.83 0.38
   70-74 3.35 0.43 4.04 0.50
   75-79 3.73 0.52 3.26 0.48
   80-84 3.50 0.58 3.27 0.57
   85 and over 3.46 0.62 1.77 0.43
Gender Male 1.28 0.09 1.38 0.10
Female 1.77 0.11 1.78 0.10
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 1.07 0.31 1.46 0.32
$25,000-$34,999 1.73 0.17 1.77 0.18
$35,000-$44,999 1.70 0.14 1.59 0.12
$45,000 or more 1.38 0.10 1.52 0.11
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 1.39 0.11 1.63 0.12
Metropolitan-small 1.55 0.16 1.39 0.14
Micropolitan 1.77 0.24 1.74 0.23
Noncore 2.06 0.31 1.69 0.26
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 1.44 0.22 1.51 0.17
Midwest 1.57 0.15 1.74 0.18
South 1.57 0.12 1.54 0.12
West 1.47 0.16 1.51 0.16

a Includes admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, 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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