Table 3

County-level ACS Hospitalization Rates among Estimated Uninsured Populations, by Age Group, Eight States, 2002.

Unadjusted Rate per 1000

95% confidence interval

P-value


Children (Ages 0 – 17)


CHC Only (n = 27)

1.65

(0.98, 2.31)

0.4213


RHC Only (n = 50)

1.12

(0.71, 1.53)

0.3267


RHC&CHC (n = 12)

2.40

(-0.19, 4.99)

0.3973


Neither (n = 160)

1.36

(1.06, 1.47)

n/a


Working age adults (Ages 18 – 64)


CHC Only (n = 59)

8.44

(7.42, 9.46)

0.0029


RHC Only (n = 137)

11.18

(10.18, 12.17)

0.2261


RHC&CHC (n = 27)

13.20

(9.40, 17.00)

0.1499


Neither (n = 308)

10.40

(9.62, 11.18)

n/a


Source: Authors' analysis using year 2002 State Inpatient Databases representing 8 states, and the 2002 Area Resource File; analysis for children limited to counties having at least 1,000 uninsured children ages 0–17; analysis of adults limited to counties having at least 1,000 uninsured adults ages 18–64.

Probst et al. BMC Health Services Research 2009 9:134   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-9-134

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