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Disparities Data Details IID-6 by Age Group for 2006-07

Disparities Details by Age Group for 2006-07
IID-6 : Antibiotics prescribed for common cold (percent)
This chart compares rates by population.

2020 Baseline (year): 28.6 (2006–07)
2020 Target: 21.0 1
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Data Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), CDC/NCHS; National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), CDC/NCHS
Error Bar (I) represents the 95% confidence interval.
Additional footnotes may apply to these data. Please refer to footnotes below the data table for further information.
See also Disparities Overview by Age Group for IID-6

IID-6 Reduce outpatient visits where antibiotics were prescribed for the sole diagnosis of the common cold

Antibiotics prescribed for common cold (percent)

2020 Baseline (year): 28.6 (2006–07)
2020 Target: 21.0 1
Desired Direction: ↓ Decrease Desired
Age Group 2006-07 2 Disparity
<18 years 20.7
CI 13.8/27.6
SE 3.517
÷ 1.000
Best rate
65 years and over 29.1
CI 12.3/45.9
SE 8.566
÷ 1.404
CI
1.000/ 2.458
18-64 years 41.4
CI 33.5/49.3
SE 4.022
÷ 2.000
CI
1.000/ 2.760
Average group rate excluding best group rate 35.2
...
SE 9.463
÷ 1.702
CI 1.000/ 2.872

2 Baseline has been revised. See Data Details for more information.

Data are subject to revision and may have changed since a previous release.

Unless noted otherwise, any age-adjusted data are adjusted using the year 2000 standard population.

Data are not available or not collected for populations not shown.

CI: 95% confidence interval.

Summary measures of health disparities by Age Group — 2006-07
  • The best group rate for this objective, 20.7% of outpatient visits, was attained by persons aged <18 years.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 41.4% of outpatient visits, was attained by persons aged 18-64 years.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 20.7 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 2.000 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other age groups (excluding the best), 35.2% of outpatient visits, was 1.702 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Age Group — 2006-07

Persons aged <18 years achieved the best group rate for this objective, 20.7% of outpatient visits.

  • The rate among persons aged 65 years and over was 1.404 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 18-64 years was 2.000 times the best group rate.
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