Table 15_2_1-1

2009 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 15_2_1.1
Doctor's office, emergency department, and outpatient department visits where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population,a United States, 1997–1998 and 2006–2007
  2006–20071997–1998
Population groupRateSERateSE
Total 59.98.5232.524.9
Age0–1771.217.7381.752.0
18–4462.513.9180.527.1
45–6467.513.8146.129.2
65 and overDSUDSU225.754.6
GenderMale45.610.4212.229.9
Female73.713.9251.928.6
RaceWhite only60.714.9DNADNA
Black onlyDSUDSUDNADNA
Asian onlyDSUDSUDNADNA
AI/AN onlyDSUDSUDNADNA
Multiple racesDSUDSUDNADNA
LocationMSA57.310.4205.825.7
Non-MSA73.320.2335.771.6

a Before 2001, rates were computed using 1990-based postcensal estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population as of July 1 adjusted for net underenumeration using the 1990 National Population Adjustment Matrix from the U.S. Census Bureau. Starting with 2001 data, rates were computed using 2000-based postcensal estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population as of July 1.

DNA - Data have not been analyzed.

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

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 15_2_1-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr09/15_efficiency/T15_2_1-1.html