Table 15_2_1-2a

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_1.2a
Doctor's office, emergency department, and outpatient department visits where antibiotics were prescribed for a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population,a by race, United States, 2006–2007
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 59.98.560.714.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0–1771.217.7DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18–4462.513.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45–6467.513.8DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale45.610.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female73.713.983.024.6DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Residence locationMSA57.310.4DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA
Non-MSA73.320.2DNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNADNA

a 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; 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 15_2_1-2a: 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_1-2a.html