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Assigning a ZIP code tabulation area requires the use of geocoding software to obtain a Federally Information Processing Standard code for an address, rather than simply using the ZIP code in an address field from patient records.
However, if a ZIP code does not overlap a ZIP code tabulation area, there will be no data for that ZIP code.
Based on the 20% Medicare Part B file and 100% Outpatient File, the Dartmouth Atlas group estimated zip code tabulation area (ZCTA) level values for various utilization measures.
Table 1: Comparing Massachusetts Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) to Non-Massachusetts ZCTAs Unweighted Massa- Comparison Standardized chusetts States Bias N 495 5,070 Propensity score covariates Percent under 65 15.
We also use zip code tabulation area (ZCTA) and census population estimates of zip codes for the year 2000.
Our optimization model uses a geographic resolution of ZIP code areas based on ZIP code tabulation areas (ZCTAs) (30).
Using zip code tabulation areas (ZCTA) of the US Census Bureau, the baseline formula was total calls multiplied by 100,000 or population total in order to get a rate of total calls per 100,000.
ZCTA's are Zip Code Tabulation Areas and are closely aligned with zip codes.
Summaries will also be included for other geographic areas such as zip code tabulation areas.
The unit of observation was the zip code tabulation areas (ZCTAs).
On the Use of ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) for the Spatial Analysis of Epidemiological Data.