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Table 4 Number of facet joint interventions and procedures per 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries provided by state.

From: Explosive growth of facet joint interventions in the medicare population in the United States: a comparative evaluation of 1997, 2002, and 2006 data

  2002   2006   % of change from 2002 Fold difference from the lowest state for 2006
State Services Rate per 100,000 population Services Rate per 100,000 population Services Rate per 100,000 population  
Florida 108,800 3,603 534,000 17,340 391% 381% 26.80
Michigan 44,940 3,514 96,460 6,386 115% 82% 9.87
Texas 62,680 2,680 142,960 5,445 128% 103% 8.42
Arkansas 8,240 1,692 23,040 4,752 180% 181% 7.34
Delaware 800 714 5,520 4,187 590% 486% 6.47
Alaska 400 874 2,000 4,026 400% 361% 6.22
Mississippi 6,920 1,788 16,600 3,596 140% 101% 5.56
Kentucky 11,520 1,797 24,900 3,583 116% 99% 5.54
Utah 2,620 1,365 8,440 3,431 222% 151% 5.30
Tennessee 12,440 1,695 32,460 3,419 161% 102% 5.29
West Virginia 3,160 878 12,080 3,343 282% 281% 5.17
Montana 2,740 1,745 5,060 3,335 85% 91% 5.15
Maryland 8,500 1,302 23,320 3,294 174% 153% 5.09
North Carolina 15,840 1,331 42,400 3,218 168% 142% 4.97
Ohio 17,620 1,134 56,060 3,153 218% 178% 4.87
Vermont 800 875 2,900 3,150 263% 260% 4.87
South Carolina 6,540 965 21,160 3,140 224% 225% 4.85
Missouri 8,260 1,109 29,160 3,137 253% 183% 4.85
New Hampshire 3,320 2,024 6,200 3,134 87% 55% 4.84
Alabama 20,220 2,682 23,620 3,058 17% 14% 4.73
Indiana 12,620 1,485 28,140 3,050 123% 105% 4.71
Pennsylvania 31,560 1,552 63,740 2,957 102% 90% 4.57
Georgia 14,820 1,705 31,360 2,916 112% 71% 4.51
South Dakota 580 480 3,460 2,904 497% 504% 4.49
Iowa 7,780 1,784 13,960 2,823 79% 58% 4.36
Louisiana 4,220 701 17,500 2,804 315% 300% 4.33
Arizona 5,960 753 22,540 2,765 278% 267% 4.27
Wyoming 780 1,158 1,780 2,593 128% 124% 4.01
Massachusetts 10,280 1,155 25,240 2,571 146% 123% 3.97
California 55,060 1,458 103,000 2,409 87% 65% 3.72
Wisconsin 10,060 1,435 19,660 2,341 95% 63% 3.62
Maine 2,640 1,153 5,560 2,311 111% 100% 3.57
New York 27,660 1,057 63,840 2,276 131% 115% 3.52
New Mexico 2,720 925 6,120 2,219 125% 140% 3.43
Kansas 2,000 531 8,980 2,209 349% 316% 3.41
Illinois 17,060 1,054 37,180 2,171 118% 106% 3.35
Nevada 2,640 996 6,580 2,145 149% 115% 3.32
Virginia 10,720 1,203 19,900 1,955 86% 62% 3.02
New Jersey 13,320 1,073 23,180 1,867 74% 74% 2.89
Colorado 4,740 946 10,020 1,856 111% 96% 2.87
Oklahoma 5,920 1,159 10,260 1,854 73% 60% 2.86
Connecticut 3,040 559 9,160 1,728 201% 209% 2.67
Minnesota 3,440 587 11,940 1,674 247% 185% 2.59
Idaho 1,760 1,019 3,100 1,656 76% 63% 2.56
Nebraska 1,100 430 3,440 1,382 213% 222% 2.14
Washington 4,560 667 11,560 1,365 154% 105% 2.11
Rhode Island 880 511 2,060 1,332 134% 161% 2.06
Oregon 1,440 295 7,240 1,310 403% 344% 2.02
North Dakota 960 930 1,160 1,184 21% 27% 1.83
District of Columbia 360 485 620 1,021 72% 110% 1.58
Hawaii 720 420 1,100 647 53% 54% 1.00
Overall 607,760 1,501 1,688,180 3,895 178% 160% 6.02