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Table 2.19
Percent of discharges with central venous catheter placement with associated bloodstream infections, United States, 2004 and 2005a
Population group 2005 2004
Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   1,834 27 1.47 0.28 1,684 28 1.7 0.3
Age Under 65 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
65-74 DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
75-84 626 14 2.24 0.59 570 12 2.1 0.6
85 and over DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 867 13 1.50 0.41 805 13 1.6 0.4
Female 967 14 1.45 0.38 879 15 1.7 0.4
Race White 1,493 18 1.21 0.28 1,376 19 1.4 0.3
Black DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Diabetes Yes 691 13.00 1.88 0.52 652 13.00 2.0 0.5
No 1,143 14 1.22 0.33 1,032 15 1.5 0.4
Obesity Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
No 1,513 25 1.65 0.33 1,385 23 1.7 0.3
Cerebrovascular disease Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
No 1,405 18 1.28 0.30 1,277 20 1.6 0.3
CHF/pulmonary edema Yes 591 13 2.20 0.60 616 15 2.4 0.6
No 1,243 14 1.13 0.30 1,068 13 1.2 0.3
COPD Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
No 1,277 17 1.33 0.32 1,146 18 1.6 0.4
Smoking Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
No 1,537 25 1.63 0.32 1,362 19 1.4 0.3
Cancer Yes DNA DNA DNA DNA DSU DSU DSU DSU
No DNA DNA DNA DNA 1,145 20 1.7 0.4
Corticosteroids Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
No 1,690 24 1.42 0.29 1,546 27 1.7 0.3
Coronary artery disease Yes 988 14.00 1.42 0.38 954 17.00 1.8 0.4
No 846 13 1.54 0.42 730 11 1.5 0.5
Renal disease Yes 656 13 1.98 0.54 569 12 2.1 0.6
No 1,178 14 1.19 0.32 1,115 16 1.4 0.4

a Data include Medicare beneficiaries discharged from January to December.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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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