How do I interpret the tables?

The facility comparison and profile tables are patterned after other consumer-related reports in that they use shaded circles to relate the performance of the facility to a standard or reference group. The shaded circles indicate whether the facility's infection rates are similar to (half), higher than (empty circle), or lower than (full) each reference group rate, according to statistical tests.

The infection rates table displays the number of infections and the infection rate for a given facility. Rates for the reference groups are also shown. Note: A facility's rate may appear higher or lower than a reference group rate without being significantly different from that rate; users should focus their attention on the facility comparison and profile tables.

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