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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.47a
Percent of Medicare heart failure patients having evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, United States, 2002 and 2003
    2003 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
           
Total   78.0 1.1 76.0 1.0
           
Gender Male 79.5 0.7 78.1 0.4
Female 76.9 0.8 74.5 0.6
           
Race White 77.9 0.6 76.0 0.3
African American 80.0 1.4 78.1 0.8
Hispanic 75.4 6.3 70.4 1.8
Native American 77.1 4.6 67.8 2.7
Asian 84.7 5.1 81.2 2.4
           
Age Under 65 75.5 1.4 75.7 0.8
65-74 82.1 1.0 79.8 0.5
75-84 80.0 0.9 77.7 0.4
85 and over 72.1 1.3 69.6 0.6
           

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

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