2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|65 and over||27.87||1.24||29.24||1.08|
|85 and over||38.03||2.35||48.16||2.93|
|Median income of patient's ZIP code||First quartile (lowest income)||8.56||0.47||10.30||0.61|
|Fourth quartile (highest income)||8.09||0.64||7.34||0.55|
|Location of patient residence||Large central metropolitan||7.45||0.64||8.42||0.65|
|Large fringe metropolitan||7.99||0.74||10.25||0.89|
|Region of inpatient treatment||Northeast||8.36||0.72||9.11||0.66|
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.