Figure 2. Trends in the rate of perforated appendix for adults by race/ethnicity, 2001 through 2010. This is a line graph showing the rate per 1,000 adult appendicitis discharges by year for four groups of discharges. Rates are adjusted for age and sex. Black (highest rates) 2001, 355; 2002, 347; 2003, 334; 2004, 309; 2005, 317; 2006, 324; 2007, 302; 2008, 298; 2009, 292; 2010, 304. Asian and Pacific Islander (lowest rates) 2001, 316; 2002, 276; 2003, 270; 2004, 267; 2005, 270; 2006, 272; 2007, 269; 2008, 262; 2009, 263; 2010, 286. White 2001, 305; 2002, 303; 2003, 295; 2004, 288; 2005, 283; 2006, 279; 2007, 271; 2008, 276; 2009, 275; 2010, 285. Hispanic 2001, 322; 2002, 306; 2003, 294; 2004, 292; 2005, 283; 2006, 284; 2007, 276; 2008, 272; 2009, 258; 2010, 261. Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators.

Figure 2Trends in the rate of perforated appendix per 1,000 appendicitis discharges for adults by race and ethnicity, 2001–2010

Notes: Data labels apply to groups with the lowest and highest rates. Rates are adjusted for age and sex.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases disparities analytic file and AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators

From: Trends in Rates of Perforated Appendix, 2001–2010

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