Table T7_5_1_3-1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 7_5_1_3.1
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, 2005–2009
  2008–20092007–20082006–20072005–2006
Population groupNumberRateSENumberRateSENumberRateSENumberRateSE
Total 457122.614.5471148.414.1450141.915.3432145.119.0
Age0–17217259.739.4251324.748.7223263.043.7208204.533.6
18–4414377.512.911893.416.8134114.518.9134129.622.0
45–646772.215.26881.315.269111.419.269137.026.5
65 and over3090.0DSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
GenderMale194116.617.5225126.615.8201111.116.7194134.322.9
Female263128.418.1246169.321.6249171.323.0238155.426.1
RacebWhite only333120.316.3333135.517.3339132.618.1335149.623.5
Black only100152.931.2103176.043.486160.84978116.634.3
Asian onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
NHOPIDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
AI/AN onlyDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Multiple racesDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSUDSU
Location of patient residenceMSA348109.615.1358143.315.4345138.818.2321132.121.7
Non-MSA109190.950.3113175.137.0105157.730.8111211.854.3

a Includes visits for which the patient had a sole diagnosis of a common cold (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision code 460.0, 465, or 472.0) and for which antibiotics were prescribed or continued. Population is U.S. Census Bureau estimated civilian noninstitutional 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 in 2007–2008 and 21.7 % of visits in 2008–2009. 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.

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 June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T7_5_1_3-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/7_efficiency/T7_5_1_3-1.html