Table 17_2_5-2

2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 17_2_5.2
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a ages 1-17, United States, 2000, 2004-2007
  20072006200520042000
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 302.04.9298.04.3308.84.7308.94.7303.44.2
Age1-4607.919.8628.116.0680.317.8595.620.6602.518.9
5-9361.611.2342.78.5367.611.0372.510.6355.58.8
10-14282.17.7281.67.1281.56.9294.27.4284.66.7
15-17225.87.1227.97.0235.57.6223.36.9234.36.8
GenderMale304.66.5294.95.4308.36.0315.06.1302.85.6
Female298.57.4303.66.9310.37.5300.27.3304.86.3
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)322.68.3326.47.9321.58.7344.98.1305.07.8
Second quartile318.68.0303.37.7303.17.9313.48.0315.87.4
Third quartile302.19.3290.78.2318.57.8311.28.2309.28.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)264.78.1272.88.2291.37.1263.47.3281.47.7
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan303.07.9324.67.1322.77.1313.37.1322.67.9
Large fringe metropolitan298.610.3262.08.6299.79.2266.98.4299.48.0
Medium metropolitan306.411.2302.59.3330.310.9351.211.2295.39.9
Small metropolitan307.413.1302.913.1286.514.3314.212.9309.312.9
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)298.912.8275.411.7281.711.1293.211.9271.012.3
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)289.915.1309.715.8270.213.7313.014.3294.713.7
Expected payment sourcePrivate insurance273.95.5276.45.3286.55.1282.85.2288.24.9
Medicare153.340.9DSUDSUDSUDSU261.872.9278.468.0
Medicaid336.88.0329.27.1340.68.1352.37.8335.18.3
Other insurance310.720.4288.819.6327.318.4280.118.3316.423.1
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge365.416.9349.914.6329.315.2347.517.7317.014.0
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast259.19.7257.110.1262.88.1275.39.2279.89.4
Midwest304.910.3296.39.5305.99.4294.68.9319.98.8
South314.79.3303.37.6315.97.5319.27.5304.17.0
West314.68.5323.57.4336.310.5330.59.6304.58.5
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit295.65.8293.74.8308.45.5303.95.4301.25.0
Private, for profit311.212.6287.312.5283.412.1309.913.2291.012.3
Public329.912.2329.912.6329.512.0340.012.3323.69.9
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching325.18.3314.67.6329.97.7324.67.0327.18.3
Nonteaching285.15.7287.95.1294.76.0298.26.4293.64.8
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan308.37.5326.46.6323.26.8317.77.0324.67.6
Large fringe metropolitan297.912.8239.29.2292.012.2253.28.5291.38.4
Medium metropolitan304.811.7309.09.4309.99.6336.39.6297.29.7
Small metropolitan305.912.8302.412.5323.819.1353.116.5313.112.3
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)283.112.4262.411.9268.911.9285.412.2260.211.7
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)270.519.5287.822.4248.119.8258.518.4297.617.6
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100293.511.1281.611.4262.110.1277.29.4280.39.5
100-299279.26.8278.65.9312.37.6314.87.4301.86.3
300-499324.210.8308.89.2299.19.0291.48.4304.29.3
500 or more322.110.7332.811.3351.711.4337.511.5332.210.2

aExcludes transfers from other institutions, obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates.� Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

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.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_2_5-2: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/17_utilization/T17_2_5-2.html