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Table 2.20
Percent of discharges with central venous catheter placement with associated mechanical adverse events, United States, 2004 and 2005a
Population group 2005 2004
Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error Exposed Adverse events Percent Standard error
Total   2,969 95 3.20 0.32 2,576 48 1.86 0.27
Age Under 65 641 21 3.28 0.70 524 13 2.48 0.68
65-74 982 34 3.46 0.58 905 12 1.33 0.38
75-84 989 24 2.43 0.49 847 18 2.13 0.50
85 and over 357 16 4.48 1.10 DSU DSU DSU DSU
Gender Male 1,361 37 2.72 0.44 1,205 22 1.83 0.39
Female 1,608 58 3.61 0.46 1,371 26 1.90 0.37
Race White 2,396 74 3.09 0.35 2,068 38 1.84 0.30
Black 397 15 3.78 0.96 DSU DSU DSU DSU
Other DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
Diabetes Yes 1,184 39 3.29 0.52 1,052 26 2.47 0.48
No 1,785 56 3.14 0.41 1,524 22 1.44 0.31
Obesity Yes 534 15 2.81 0.72 DSU DSU DSU DSU
No 2,435 80 3.29 0.36 2,117 41 1.94 0.30
Cerebrovascular disease Yes 717 16 2.23 0.55 627 11 1.75 0.52
No 2,252 79 3.51 0.39 1,949 37 1.90 0.31
CHF/pulmonary edema Yes 1,062 39 3.67 0.58 978 21 2.15 0.46
No 1,907 56 2.94 0.39 1,598 27 1.69 0.32
COPD Yes 966 28 2.90 0.54 847 13 1.53 0.42
No 2,003 67 3.34 0.40 1,729 35 2.02 0.34
Smoking Yes 446 18 4.04 0.93 DSU DSU DSU DSU
No 2,503 77 3.08 0.35 2,113 38 1.80 0.29
Cancer Yes DNA DNA DNA DNA 775 16 2.06 0.51
No DNA DNA DNA DNA 1,801 32 1.78 0.31
Corticosteroids Yes DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU DSU
No 2,682 89 3.32 0.35 2,306 43 1.86 0.28
Coronary artery disease Yes 1,469 46 3.13 0.45 1,376 24 1.74 0.35
No 1,500 49 3.27 0.46 1,200 24 2.00 0.40
Renal disease Yes 1,217 47 3.86 0.55 974 29 2.98 0.54
No 1,752 48 2.74 0.39 1,602 19 1.19 0.27

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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