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Table 2.27b
Accidental puncture or laceration during procedurea (excluding obstetric admissions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   47.6 1.9 47.6 2.0
Age 18-44 19.4 0.8 19.7 0.8
45-64 55.2 2.4 55.0 2.5
65 and over 125.9 5.2 124.6 5.6
   65-69 110.9 5.0 107.1 5.3
   70-74 124.8 5.9 130.0 6.9
   75-79 147.0 6.7 148.4 7.7
   80-84 142.8 6.6 147.1 6.9
   85 and over 112.5 5.5 95.9 4.8
Gender Male 39.5 1.8 40.0 2.0
Female 55.8 2.1 55.2 2.1
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 43.6 4.5 41.6 5.4
$25,000-$34,999 44.0 2.4 47.5 3.3
$35,000-$44,999 49.4 2.4 50.1 2.7
$45,000 or more 48.5 2.6 46.9 2.2
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 44.1 3.0 46.3 3.0
Metropolitan-small 48.7 3.7 48.0 3.9
Micropolitan 56.4 5.1 52.8 4.4
Noncore 55.7 4.9 48.1 3.7
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 43.9 5.5 45.4 6.9
Midwest 48.8 3.5 46.9 3.4
South 47.1 2.5 49.5 2.5
West 50.5 4.2 47.2 3.5

a Includes admissions specifically for such problems, 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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