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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.39a
Percent of Medicare AMI patients with aspirin prescribed at discharge, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
           
Total   88.8 0.7 87.4 0.7
           
Gender Male 90.3 0.4 89.0 0.4
Female 87.0 0.4 85.6 0.4
           
Race White 89.2 0.3 88.1 0.3
African American 85.1 1.2 83.3 1.2
Hispanic 80.6 4.9 76.7 2.3
Native American 88.1 2.5 86.6 3.2
Asian 87.9 2.6 84.7 3.0
           
Age Under 65 90.2 0.8 87.9 0.9
65-74 91.2 0.4 90.6 0.4
75-84 88.3 0.5 87.4 0.5
85 and over 84.1 0.7 81.4 0.8
           

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

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