Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of children under age 5 years diagnosed with an ear infection (ICD-9-CM codes 381.0, 381.4, 382.0, 382.4, or 382.9)
The number of courses of antibiotics for ear infections among young children (and for the sole diagnosis of the common cold among all ages) are the sum of cases reported by NAMCS and NHAMCS that are listed as any diagnosis (including the primary diagnosis).
FOR MULTIPLE DATA YEARS: Physician office visit rates are calculated based on sum of July 1 estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized populations for each of the data years involved (e.g., the denominator of a rate for 2006-2007 combined is the sum of the population estimates for 2006 and 2007. The population estimates are from the Vintage matching the data year for the postcensal period based on the 2000 census (e.g., July 1, 2006 civilian noninstitutionalized population estimates from Vintage 2006). July 1, 2010 population estimates based on the 2000 census are used for 2010.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
The unit of measurement changed from "percent" to "per 100" to be consistent with the objective statement.
A phrase was added to the demoninator to clarify the target population which is children with an ear infection: diagnosed with an ear infection (ICD-9-CM codes 381.0, 381.4, 382.0, 382.4, or 382.9).
Population Estimates were removed as a data source because population estimates were only used to weight estimates.
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