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Table 2.17
Decubitus ulcers per 1,000 discharges of length 5 or more days (excluding transfers, patients admitted from long-term care facilities, patients with diseases of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and breast, and obstetrical admissionsa), age 18 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   26.1 0.1 24.8 0.1
Age 18-44 4.1 0.1 4.1 0.1
45-64 14.7 0.1 13.8 0.1
65 and over 39.2 0.1 37.3 0.1
   65-69 25.0 0.2 23.8 0.2
   70-74 27.0 0.2 24.9 0.2
   75-79 36.6 0.2 35.4 0.2
   80-84 38.6 0.2 36.7 0.2
   85 and over 61.8 0.2 58.9 0.2
Gender Male 24.6 0.1 23.6 0.1
Female 28.4 0.1 27.2 0.1
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 29.6 0.2 30.8 0.2
$25,000-$34,999 26.6 0.1 26.1 0.1
$35,000-$44,999 24.4 0.1 23.1 0.1
$45,000 or more 26.5 0.1 24.6 0.1
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 29.8 0.1 27.4 0.1
Metropolitan-small 22.5 0.1 22.2 0.1
Micropolitan 20.6 0.1 20.8 0.2
Noncore 21.7 0.2 20.7 0.2
Expected payment source Private insurance 19.0 0.1 17.3 0.1
Medicare 27.5 0.1 26.3 0.1
Medicaid 27.9 0.2 27.4 0.2
Other insurance 23.7 0.4 19.8 0.4
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 17.6 0.3 12.9 0.4
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 30.4 0.1 28.7 0.1
Midwest 22.9 0.1 19.9 0.1
South 24.9 0.1 25.4 0.1
West 27.9 0.1 24.8 0.1
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 26.2 0.1 24.8 0.1
Private, for-profit 26.3 0.1 25.8 0.1
Public 24.8 0.1 23.5 0.1
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 29.5 0.1 27.8 0.1
Non-teaching 24.6 0.1 23.4 0.1
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 29.5 0.1 27.1 0.1
Metropolitan-small 22.0 0.1 21.7 0.1
Micropolitan 20.5 0.2 21.2 0.2
Noncore 26.0 0.2 23.3 0.2
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 23.7 0.1 22.4 0.1
100-299 25.6 0.1 23.6 0.1
300-499 25.8 0.1 25.4 0.1
500 or more 28.7 0.1 27.8 0.1

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

b Rates are adjusted by age, gender, age-gender interactions, comorbidities, and diagnosis related group (DRG) clusters. When reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender, comorbidities, and DRG clusters; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age, comorbidities, and DRG clusters.

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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