Table A-12.

Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Geographic Region

2009 Comparative Database Report

Number of Events Reported by RespondentsGeographic Region
Mid-Atlantic/ New EnglandSouth AtlanticEast North CentralEast South CentralWest North CentralWest South CentralMountainPacific
37 Hospitals104 Hospitals165 Hospitals34 Hospitals104 Hospitals45 Hospitals58 Hospitals75 Hospitals
20,546 Respondents36,825 Respondents54,909 Respondents8,978 Respondents20,986 Respondents13,242 Respondents17,264 Respondents23,712 Respondents
No events56%53%52%55%50%60%54%47%
1 to 2 events26%28%29%27%28%24%27%30%
3 to 5 events11%12%12%11%14%10%12%15%
6 to 10 events4%4%4%4%5%4%4%5%
11 to 20 events2%2%2%2%2%1%2%2%
21 event reports or more1%1%1%1%1%1%1%1%

Note: Average percent totals in the table may not sum to exactly 100% due to rounding of decimals.

Note: States are categorized into American Hospital Association-defined regions as follows:

Mid-Atlantic/New England: NJ, NY, PA/CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
West North Central: IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD
South Atlantic: DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV
West South Central: AR, LA, OK, TX
East North Central: IL, IN, OH, MI, WI
Mountain: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY
East South Central: AL, KY, MS, TN
Pacific: AK, CA, HI, OR, WA

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Current as of April 2009
Internet Citation: Table A-12. : Average Percent Distribution of Number of Events Reported in the Past 12 Months by Geographic Region. April 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patientsafetyculture/hospital/2009/taba-12.html