Table 17_2_5-4

2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

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Table 17_2_5.4
Admissions with perforated appendix per 1,000 admissions with appendicitis,a ages 1-17, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2007
    Non-HispanicHispanic, all races
  TotalWhiteBlackAPI
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 296.03.3269.63.9341.412.0305.317.9326.05.5
Age1-4627.714.1561.720.5587.957.9592.976.0686.118.9
5-9355.97.2315.39.0413.829.6327.036.9399.09.8
10-14276.85.3255.76.0308.017.2314.629.6305.29.1
15-17213.85.1199.76.0283.418.5220.328.1227.810.6
GenderMale295.34.4271.65.1320.415.9274.221.2325.37.4
Female297.15.0267.16.1372.118.4350.931.6326.68.2
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)315.85.7273.18.0345.616.8343.542.7340.98.4
Second quartile307.35.9281.57.4340.321.2357.943.9342.010.8
Third quartile290.46.2269.47.4327.227.2306.636.1311.910.4
Fourth quartile (highest income)267.05.7258.07.0340.732.4281.425.3278.412.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan315.15.2278.17.8350.216.8295.424.7331.97.3
Large fringe metropolitan288.26.9266.67.7368.824.9298.236.0316.712.2
Medium metropolitan290.57.9272.29.2350.429.2378.846.8318.213.7
Small metropolitan285.410.4263.311.6287.137.7264.173.2363.727.6
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)258.08.8254.510.1276.040.4310.643.0250.923.7
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)295.510.6286.811.6252.346.5DSUDSU343.331.6
Expected payment sourcePrivate271.23.9259.84.6315.816.3284.521.8294.98.6
Medicare231.151.6263.463.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Medicaid327.25.2293.38.1357.616.9337.330.5339.67.4
Other304.914.6258.421.1292.368.5290.577.8340.821.3
Uninsured/self-pay/no charge331.411.1303.216.3398.538.0378.366.3354.316.3
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast263.07.0249.68.6335.225.8238.737.0273.711.9
Midwest288.77.3274.97.8331.625.2332.854.6375.930.1
South300.26.2275.96.8354.918.1340.445.6320.710.3
West315.25.9274.68.4317.328.8317.124.8339.67.8
Ownership/control of hospitalPrivate, not for profit295.33.9267.34.5340.614.2308.919.9328.36.4
Private, for profit285.19.4267.711.9340.633.3286.453.8298.015.2
Public306.48.6285.010.7351.426.4306.948.6331.315.0
Teaching status of hospitalTeaching327.95.4299.07.0386.915.8315.325.0347.08.3
Nonteaching274.03.9254.24.7278.215.5277.624.4309.07.5
Location of hospitalLarge central metropolitan318.85.0285.66.7362.316.5303.622.2336.47.1
Large fringe metropolitan279.39.0259.99.6345.628.3283.842.2295.613.4
Medium metropolitan290.87.7276.09.3339.728.5381.049.0311.813.4
Small metropolitan289.010.1268.111.1284.434.9245.865.3379.626.7
Micropolitan (nonmetropolitan)252.98.6248.49.9266.242.4271.054.2262.424.3
Noncore (nonmetropolitan)260.914.3257.715.6291.762.8DSUDSU301.250.0
Bed size of hospitalLess than 100264.57.9258.49.2263.742.5215.764.1293.220.1
100-299284.24.5254.45.5307.018.2306.824.7318.27.4
300-499316.88.0279.29.7384.823.5305.836.9349.611.9
500 or more315.47.7299.09.1349.422.1340.943.5326.513.0

a Excludes transfers from other institutions, obstetric admissions, normal newborns, and neonates. Rates are adjusted by age, gender, diagnosis-related group and major diagnostic category groups, and comorbidities, and stratified by six clinical categories and seven procedure types (distinguishing minor and major procedures and quantity).

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

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1. The analysis file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 26 States: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

Current as of February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 17_2_5-4: 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_5-4.html