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Table 2.28b
Iatrogenic pneumothorax casesa per 100,000 population (excluding obstetrical admissions and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery), age 18 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Rateb Standard error Rateb Standard error
Total   8.25 0.29 7.90 0.30
Age 18-44 2.05 0.13 2.30 0.15
45-64 7.50 0.37 7.46 0.34
65 and over 29.77 1.06 26.97 1.15
   65-69 17.63 1.04 16.85 1.13
   70-74 25.78 1.44 22.25 1.39
   75-79 34.88 1.83 32.57 1.84
   80-84 44.46 2.37 36.82 2.25
   85 and over 38.36 2.61 36.28 2.47
Gender Male 7.58 0.32 7.08 0.33
Female 8.89 0.34 8.66 0.34
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 10.18 1.44 10.74 1.68
$25,000-$34,999 8.26 0.50 8.88 0.64
$35,000-$44,999 8.57 0.44 8.16 0.43
$45,000 or more 8.01 0.41 7.30 0.36
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 8.26 0.51 8.33 0.52
Metropolitan-small 8.09 0.61 7.15 0.60
Micropolitan 8.49 0.72 8.47 0.82
Noncore 8.82 0.81 7.31 0.68
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 7.47 0.72 8.13 0.74
Midwest 7.90 0.56 7.46 0.73
South 9.29 0.50 8.49 0.45
West 7.62 0.58 7.23 0.52

a Also includes barotrauma (including acute respiratory distress syndrome) and central line placement.

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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