2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports
|65 and over||3.22||0.23||3.04||0.21|
|85 and over||2.61||0.55||3.67||0.77|
|Median income of patient's ZIP code||First quartile (lowest income)||1.70||0.13||1.81||0.16|
|Fourth quartile (highest income)||1.36||0.15||1.11||0.11|
|Location of patient residence||Large central metropolitan||1.53||0.16||1.53||0.15|
|Large fringe metropolitan||1.34||0.15||1.60||0.17|
|Region of inpatient treatment||Northeast||1.39||0.20||1.64||0.16|
a Includes admissions specifically for treatment of foreign body left, such as cases from earlier admissions or from other hospitals.
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.