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Table 2.10b: Iatrogenic pneumothorax casesa per 100,000 population, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, 2001, United States

  Adjusted rateb
Trends Estimate Standard error
    Total United States, 2001 8.495 0.280
    Total United States, 2000 8.853 0.291
    Total United States, 1997 12.857 0.686
    Total United States, 1994 2.699 0.155
2001 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error
Patient characteristic    
Age groups for conditions affecting any age    
    0-17 0.746 0.120
    18-44 2.484 0.155
    45-64 9.915 0.438
    65 and over 41.054 1.498
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly    
    65-69 23.759 1.392
    70-74 30.190 1.636
    75-79 47.072 2.378
    80-84 64.809 3.383
    85 and over 72.851 4.333
    Male 8.433 0.326
    Female 8.727 0.300
Median income of patient ZIP Code    
    Less than $25,000 7.821 0.738
    $25,000-$34,999 8.495 0.473
    $35,000-$44,999 8.724 0.460
    $45,000 or more 8.607 0.439
Location of patient residence    
    Metropolitan 8.733 0.303
    Micropolitan 8.188 0.675
    Noncore 6.621 0.603
Hospital characteristic    
Location of inpatient treatment    
    Northeast 9.193 0.650
    Midwest 7.469 0.601
    South 9.053 0.474
    West 8.093 0.551

a Numerator 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. Excludes neonates, obstetrical admissions, and patients with trauma, thoracic surgery, lung or pleural biopsy, or cardiac surgery.

bRates 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.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.


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