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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.48a
Percent of heart failure patients having evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2002 and 2004
    2004 2002
Population group Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total 81.6 0.9 76.0 1.0
Gender Male 83.3 0.4 78.1 0.4
Female 80.5 0.3 74.5 0.6
Race White 81.9 0.3 76.0 0.3
Black 82.3 0.7 78.1 0.8
Hispanic 75.4 1.7 70.4 1.8
Native American 73.4 2.6 67.8 2.7
Asian 83.6 2.2 81.2 2.4
Age Under 65 79.0 0.8 75.7 0.8
65-74 84.6 0.5 79.8 0.5
75-84 82.8 0.4 77.7 0.4
85 and over 78.6 0.5 69.6 0.6

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

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