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Table 60a: Race - Courses of antibiotics prescribed for sole diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population, by race, United States, 1999-2000

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
                     
Total 167.7 22.7 163.1 22.6 219.7 53.7 * * * *
                     
Age                    
    0-17 284.8 39.3 287.0 46.3 363.7 88.3 * * * *
    18-44 139.3 31.9 135.2 31.2 * * * * * *
    45-64 134.8 34.8 128.2 31.4 * * * * * *
    65 and over * * * * * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Female 174.5 25.8 174.6 26.7 193.9 57.3 * * * *
    Male 160.5 25.3 151.2 26.1 249.3 70.1 * * * *
                     
Location                    
    Urban(MSA) 157.9 19.6 158.2 22.5 171.6 39.0 * * * *
    Rural(Non-MSA) * * * * * * * * * *

1) Number of antibiotic courses ordered, supplied, administered, or continued at a specific visit for persons diagnosed with the common cold (ICD-9-CM codes 460.0, 465, or 472.0) per 10,000 population

2) Rates are calculated using US Census Bureau monthly postcensal estimates of the civilian noninstitutional population as of July 1, 1999 and July 1, 2000 and are available at the Census Bureau Internet site: http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html. Figures have been adjusted for net underenumeration using the 1990 National Population Adjustment Matrix.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

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