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Disparities Data Details IID-6 by Age Group for 2010-11

Disparities Details by Age Group for 2010-11
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
Spotlight on Disparities:
Age Group 2010-11 Disparity
<18 years 24.7
CI 18.0/31.4
SE 3.421
÷ 1.000
Best rate
65 years and over 41.2
CI 16.7/65.6
SE 12.475
÷ 1.665
CI
1.000/ 2.880
18-64 years 44.1
CI 34.3/53.8
SE 4.980
÷ 1.783
CI
1.000/ 2.392
Average group rate excluding best group rate 42.6
...
SE 13.432
÷ 1.724
CI 1.000/ 3.037

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 — 2010-11
  • The best group rate for this objective, 24.7% of outpatient visits, was attained by persons aged <18 years.
  • The worst group rate for this objective, 44.1% of outpatient visits, was attained by persons aged 18-64 years.
  • The absolute difference (or range) between the best and worst group rates was 19.4 percentage points.
  • The worst group rate was 1.783 times the best group rate.
  • The average rate for all other age groups (excluding the best), 42.6% of outpatient visits, was 1.724 times the best group rate.
Detailed measures of health disparities by Age Group — 2010-11

Persons aged <18 years achieved the best group rate for this objective, 24.7% of outpatient visits.

  • The rate among persons aged 65 years and over was 1.665 times the best group rate.
  • The rate among persons aged 18-64 years was 1.783 times the best group rate.
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