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Table 1 Average CBSA patient characteristics by Payer, 2005 and 2010*

From: Association between the unemployment rate and inpatient cost per discharge by payer in the United States, 2005–2010

  All payers Medicare Private insurance
  2005 2010 2005 2010 2005 2010
  n = 393 n = 455 n = 393 n = 455 n = 393 n = 455
  Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean Mean
Cost per discharge 11,097 12,712 11,110 12,570 11,099 13,173
Patient characteristics
Age 66.8 66.9 77.9 77.9 53.0 53.8
Sex       
Female (%) 0.55 0.54 0.58 0.57 0.53 0.52
% of Discharges with comorbid conditions
Addictive disorders (combined) 0.15 0.21 0.11 0.15 0.14 0.20
Diabetes (combined) 0.24 0.28 0.25 0.30 0.18 0.21
General blood disorders (combined) 0.21 0.28 0.26 0.34 0.13 0.18
General cancers (combined) 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.04 0.03 0.04
Rheumatoid arthritis/collagen vascular diseases 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.04 0.02 0.02
Congestive heart failure 0.10 0.10 0.15 0.15 0.03 0.03
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 0.21 0.22 0.24 0.24 0.13 0.14
Hypertension (combined uncomplicated and complicated) 0.51 0.60 0.58 0.67 0.41 0.48
Hypothyroidism 0.10 0.14 0.13 0.17 0.07 0.09
Liver disease 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.03
Fluid and electrolyte disorders 0.19 0.25 0.22 0.28 0.12 0.17
Other neurological disorders 0.06 0.08 0.08 0.10 0.02 0.04
Obesity 0.07 0.11 0.04 0.08 0.09 0.15
Paralysis 0.02 0.03 0.02 0.03 0.01 0.01
Renal failure 0.06 0.14 0.08 0.18 0.02 0.05
Solid tumor without metastasis 0.02 0.02 0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02
Valvular disease 0.04 0.04 0.06 0.06 0.02 0.02
Weight loss 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.05 0.03 0.05
  1. Commercial includes non-maternal adults aged 40–64 years.
  2. *Costs have been inflation-adjusted to 2010 dollars and adjusted for Area Wage Index.
  3. CBSA, Core Based Statistical Area.
  4. Source: AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets from 46 states (AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY).