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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Figure 2.4a

Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction who receive smoking cessation counseling and Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute heart failure who have an evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction, by race/ethnicity, 2001-2002.

Bar chart. Acute myocardial infarction: white, 51.04 percent, black, 39.93 percent, asian pacific islander, 48.39 percent, american indian/alaska native, 54.35 percent, hispanic, 31.43 percent.

Source: C M S Quality Improvement Organization program, 2001-2002.

Reference population: Elderly Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction or acute heart failure.

Note: white, black, asian pacific islander, and american indian/alaska native are nonhispanic groups. For findings related to all heart disease measures, see Tables 2.4a and 2.4b. Available data do not support analyses stratified by S E S.

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