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Table 2.4b: 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 1.145 0.050
Patient characteristic
Age groups for conditions affecting any age
  0-17 0.202 0.041
  18-44 0.914 0.068
  45-64 1.576 0.115
  65 and over 3.163 0.216
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly
  65-69 3.243 0.418
  70-74 2.727 0.401
  75-79 3.675 0.509
  80-84 2.476 0.576
  85 and over 3.714 0.768
  Male 0.997 0.065
  Female 1.308 0.071
Median income of patient zip
  Less than $25,000 1.064 0.214
  $25,000-$34,999 1.102 0.100
  $35,000-$44,999 1.060 0.093
  $45,000 or more 1.190 0.079
Location of patient residence
  MSA 1.188 0.057
  Non-MSA 0.898 0.097
Hospital characteristic
Location of inpatient treatment
  Northeast 1.269 0.127
  Midwest 1.075 0.091
  South 1.038 0.081
  West 1.277 0.119

aThat is, includes admssions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.

bRates 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 2.4a: National Complications of Care, 2002 Table 2.5: National Complications of Care, 2002

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