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Table 2.3b: National Complications of Care, 2002

Transfusion reactions in hospital (excluding neonates; based on principal and secondary diagnosesa) per 100,000 population, by patient and hospital characteristics, United States, 2000
  Adjusted rate b
Population group Estimate Standard error
Total 0.053 0.010
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 0.012 0.009
  18-44 0.021 0.009
  45-64 0.074 0.027
  65 and over 0.199 0.053
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 0.288 0.117
  70-74 0.127 0.090
  75-79 0.000 0.000
  80-84 0.306 0.179
  85 and over 0.471 0.289
  Male 0.059 0.017
  Female 0.050 0.013
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 0.092 0.053
  $25,000-$34,999 0.073 0.023
  $35,000-$44,999 0.043 0.016
  $45,000 or more 0.041 0.013
Location of patient residence
  MSA 0.038 0.009
  Non-MSA 0.108 0.030
Hospital characteristic
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 0.016 0.011
  Midwest 0.067 0.022
  South 0.068 0.021
  West 0.050 0.023

a That is, includes admissions specifically for transfusion reactions, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

b Rates are adjusted by age and sex using the total U.S. as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by sex only; when reporting is by sex, 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.

Table 2.3a: National Complications of Care, 2002 Table 2.4a: National Complications of Care, 2002

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