Adjusted rate per 1,000 medical and surgical stays; ages 18 through 44; in the year 2004, 1.62; in 2005, 1.63; in 2006, 1.58; in 2007, 1.38. Adjusted rate per 1,000 medical and surgical stays; ages 45 through 64; in the year 2004, 3.06; in 2005, 2.96; in 2006, 2.82; in 2007, 2.58. Adjusted rate per 1,000 medical and surgical stays; age 65 and over; in the year 2004, 2.55; in 2005, 2.56; in 2006, 2.45; in 2007, 2.33. * Rate is among those age 18 and over or obstetric admissions, and excludes immunocompromised and cancer patients, stays under two days, and admissions specifically for such infections.

Figure 2Adjusted rate of hospitalizations with infections due to medical care* by age, 2004–2007

Note: Rates are adjusted by gender, comorbidities, and diagnosis-related group (DRG) clusters.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2004–2007, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.

From: Adult Hospital Stays with Infections Due to Medical Care, 2007

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