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Table 2.33
Obstetric trauma with 3rd or 4th degree lacerations per 1,000 vaginal deliveries without instrument assistance, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total   42.6 0.1 45.2 0.1
Age 10-14 92.1 4.1 65.4 4.2
15-17 57.1 0.8 65.3 0.8
18-24 39.7 0.2 42.1 0.2
25-34 46.5 0.2 49.5 0.2
35-54 30.9 0.3 32.0 0.3
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 31.5 0.6 32.6 0.6
$25,000-$34,999 36.0 0.3 38.1 0.3
$35,000-$44,999 40.4 0.2 42.8 0.2
$45,000 or more 48.0 0.2 50.7 0.2
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 42.2 0.2 45.6 0.2
Metropolitan-small 44.7 0.2 44.3 0.3
Micropolitan 38.6 0.4 46.2 0.5
Noncore 41.6 0.5 44.3 0.6
Expected payment source Private insurance 49.9 0.2 53.2 0.2
Medicare 29.1 2.4 33.3 2.5
Medicaid 33.8 0.2 35.5 0.2
Other insurance 47.6 0.9 46.6 0.9
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge 35.9 0.7 39.4 0.7
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 41.4 0.3 42.3 0.3
Midwest 48.9 0.3 52.3 0.3
South 41.2 0.2 45.5 0.2
West 40.1 0.3 40.0 0.3
Ownership/control of hospital Private, not-for-profit 45.2 0.2 46.9 0.2
Private, for-profit 34.0 0.4 41.1 0.4
Public 36.8 0.3 41.2 0.3
Teaching status of hospital Teaching 46.1 0.2 47.8 0.2
Non-teaching 40.8 0.2 43.9 0.2
Location of hospital Metropolitan-large 42.3 0.2 45.6 0.2
Metropolitan-small 45.3 0.2 45.2 0.2
Micropolitan 35.7 0.5 43.8 0.5
Noncore 38.4 0.8 41.2 0.8
Bed size of hospital Less than 100 38.0 0.4 37.5 0.4
100-299 40.2 0.2 45.4 0.2
300-499 48.1 0.3 50.4 0.2
500 or more 42.5 0.3 41.7 0.3

a Rates are adjusted by age. When reporting is by age, there is no adjustment.

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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