2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|65 and over||29.4||1.1||29.2||1.1|
|85 and over||41.1||2.8||48.2||2.9|
|Median income of patient's ZIP Code||First quartile (lowest income)||8.7||0.5||10.3||0.6|
|Fourth quartile (highest income)||8.2||0.6||7.3||0.6|
|Location of patient residence||Large central metropolitan||8.1||0.7||8.4||0.6|
|Large fringe metropolitan||8.7||0.7||10.2||0.9|
|Region of inpatient treatment||Northeast||8.1||0.6||9.1||0.7|
a Includes admissions specifically for iatrogenic pneumothorax, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals. 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.
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.