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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.89a: Percentage of patients age 65 years or older who received pneumococcal vaccine in the hospital, or had a documentation that the pneumococcal vaccine was administered prior to arrival, or pneumococcal vaccine was contraindicated because of allergy to the vaccine, or the patient refused, United States, 2000-2001 and 2002

  2002 2000-2001
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 26.13 1.11 24.76 1.19
Gender        
    Male 26.58 0.50 24.57 0.37
    Female 26.16 0.46 25.15 0.35
Racea        
    White 27.39 0.37 25.51 0.28
    African American 14.25 1.07 16.62 0.80
    Hispanic 15.51 1.91    
    Native American 37.31 3.01    
    Asian 23.11 2.91    
    Other     26.04 1.04
Age        
    65-74 27.47 0.64 26.31 0.55
    75-84 27.61 0.53 26.40 0.42
    85 and over 23.34 0.61 22.99 0.46

a Race categories changed in 2002 data.

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

 

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