Table 15_2_1-3a

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_1.3a
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,b United States, 2007-2008
    Single race  
  TotalWhiteBlackAsianNHOPIAI/ANMultiple races
Population groupRateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total 148.414.1135.517.3176.043.4DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Age0-17324.748.7329.760.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
18-4493.416.871.718.5DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
45-6481.315.276.819.3DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
65 and overDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale126.615.8111.319.9DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Female169.321.6159.128.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU

a Number of antibiotic courses ordered, supplied, administered, or continued at a specific visit for persons diagnosed with the common cold (ICD-9-CM codes 460.0, 465, or 472.0) per 10,000 population. U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutionalized population on July 1, 2007, and July 1, 2008.

b Race data were missing for about 35.7% of visits.� 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; 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 February 2011
Internet Citation: Table 15_2_1-3a: 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_1-3a.html