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Table 1.85a: Percent of patients with pneumonia who have blood cultures collected before antibiotics are administered, United States, 2000-2001 and 2002

  2002 2000-2001
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 80.95 0.70 81.21 0.74
Gender        
    Male 81.93 0.54 81.63 0.44
    Female 79.84 0.54 80.60 0.44
Racea        
    White 81.39 0.41 81.77 0.33
    African American 77.16 1.46 73.94 1.23
    Hispanic 74.41 2.75    
    Native American 78.53 3.24    
    Asian 80.65 3.58    
    Other     81.20 1.23
Age        
    Under 65 80.66 1.10 79.19 0.99
    65-74 80.74 0.76 81.14 0.67
    75-84 80.57 0.62 80.47 0.51
    85 and over 81.44 0.74 82.53 0.54

a Race categories changed in 2002 data.

Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Medicare Quality Improvement Organization Program.

 

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