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IID-5 Data Details

IID-5 Reduce the number of courses of antibiotics for ear infections for young children

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
per 100 
Baseline (Year)
48.7 (2006-2007)
Target
37.0
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Numerator
Number of physician visits with an antibiotic course ordered, supplied, administered, or continued among 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)
Denominator
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)
Data Collection Frequency
Biennial
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

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).

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, the unit of measurement changed from "percent" to "per 100" to be consistent with the objective statement. In 2013, a phrase was added to the denominator 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). In 2013, Population Estimates were removed as a data source because population estimates were only used to weight estimates.