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IID-6 Data Details

IID-6 Reduce the number of courses of antibiotics prescribed for the sole diagnosis of the common cold

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 100,000 
Baseline (Year)
1,458.4 (2006-2007)
Target
756.0
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Numerator

Number of physician visits with antibiotic courses ordered, supplied, administered, or continued among  persons diagnosed with the common cold (ICD-9- CM codes 460.0, 465.0, or 472.0)

Denominator

Number of persons diagnosed with the common cold (ICD-9-CM codes 460.0, 465.0, or 472.0)

Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The number of courses of antibiotics 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.

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

Population Estimates were removed as a data source because population estimates were only used to weight estimates.

References

Additional resources about the objective.

  1. Klein, R.J.; Proctor, S.E.; Boudreault, M.A.; Turczyn, K.M. Healthy People 2010 Criteria for Data Suppression. Statistical Notes No. 24. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2002.