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Table 2.25b
Selected infections due to medical carea per 100,000 population (excluding immunocompromised and cancer patients and neonates), age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   30.52 1.04 29.52 1.13
Age 18-44 15.38 0.67 15.03 0.74
45-64 34.38 1.30 33.11 1.43
65 and over 73.49 2.61 70.96 2.58
   65-69 59.66 2.71 59.72 2.73
   70-74 71.36 2.92 70.02 3.03
   75-79 82.26 3.79 77.08 3.61
   80-84 87.78 4.24 86.38 4.20
   85 and over 77.60 4.39 69.93 3.72
Gender Male 30.15 1.11 29.52 1.14
Female 31.28 1.09 29.95 1.22
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 48.29 5.40 46.43 5.27
$25,000-$34,999 33.48 1.88 34.76 2.30
$35,000-$44,999 31.46 1.48 29.66 1.44
$45,000 or more 27.93 1.37 26.99 1.31
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 33.34 1.98 33.65 2.05
Metropolitan-small 26.86 2.18 25.63 2.16
Micropolitan 31.23 2.57 26.13 2.21
Noncore 26.58 2.16 22.80 2.01
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 31.85 2.66 31.72 2.76
Midwest 29.47 2.34 28.30 3.07
South 33.97 1.66 32.69 1.74
West 24.65 1.97 23.52 1.53

a Includes admissions specifically for such infections, such as cases from earlier admissions, from other hospitals, or from other settings.

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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