Table 15_2_1-1

2010 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
Antibiotic prescribing at ambulatory medical care visits for colds per 10,000 population,a United States, 2005-2008
  2007-20082006-20072005-2006
Population groupSample sizeNumber of visits (in thousands)RateSESample sizeNumber of visits (in thousands)RateSESample sizeNumber of visits (in thousands)RateSE
Total 4718,830148.414.14508,377141.915.34328,492145.119.0
Age0-172514,790324.748.72233,874263.043.72083,003204.533.6
18-441182,05893.416.81342,529114.518.91342,865129.622.0
45-64681,24881.315.2691,675111.419.2692,009137.026.5
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale2253,687126.615.82013,212111.116.71943,848134.322.9
Female2465,143169.321.62495,165171.323.02384,645155.426.1
RacebWhite only3336,452135.517.33396,279132.618.13357,035149.623.5
Black only1031,320176.043.4861,196160.84978857116.634.3
Asian onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPIDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of patient residenceMSA3587,153143.315.43456,853138.818.23216,478132.121.7
Non-MSA1131,677175.137.01051,524157.730.81112,015211.854.3

a Includes visits for which the patient had a sole diagnosis of a common cold (ICD-9-CM codes 460.0, 465, or 472.0) and for which antibiotics were prescribed or continued. Population is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutionalized population on July 1 of the two data years. Ambulatory medical care visits include visits to office-based physicians, hospital outpatient departments, and emergency departments.

b Race data were missing for about 20-30% of visits for a cold in which an antibiotic was prescribed. Missing data were imputed, and standard errors were inflated consistent with the guidance in "2007 NAMCS Microdata File Documentation," ftp://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/Dataset_Documentation/NAMCS/doc07.pdf.� These data should be interpreted with caution.

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.

 

Page last reviewed February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 15_2_1-1: 2010 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. February 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr10/15_efficiency/T15_2_1-1.html