Table 8_2_8-2

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 8_2_8.2
Emergency and outpatient department visits where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population,a by race, United States, 2005–2006
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
WhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/AN
RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total90.917.195.518.1**********
Age0–17135.531.0135.734.9**********
18–4469.819.582.923.6**********
45–6483.822.290.125.8**********
65 and over**************
GenderMale90.419.496.221.9**********
Female91.422.894.823.7**********
Residence locationMSA80.919.0DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA
Non-MSA**DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA

a Estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population used in calculating visit rates by age, sex, race, and geographic region are from special tabulations developed by the Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, using the July 1, 2005, and July 1, 2006, set of State population estimates and reflect Census 2000 data.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; MSA: metropolitan statistical area; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_2_8-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_2_8-2.html