2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|65 and over||40.9||1.6||45.1||1.8|
|85 and over||38.4||2.6||49.5||3.3|
|Median income of patient's ZIP Code||First quartile (lowest income)||16.9||0.9||18.4||1.0|
|Fourth quartile (highest income)||16.7||1.1||13.9||1.0|
|Location of patient residence||Large central metropolitan||16.8||1.3||16.5||1.3|
|Large fringe metropolitan||16.5||1.4||18.0||1.5|
|Region of inpatient treatment||Northeast||15.6||1.0||16.3||1.2|
a Postoperative hemorrhage or hematoma is not verifiable as following surgery because information on day of procedure is not available for all discharges. Also 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.
Key: SE: standard error.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.