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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Antibiotics prescribed at visits with a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 14-19.


103 Antibiotics prescribed at visits with a diagnosis of common cold per 10,000 population, United States, 2001–2002, by

  • Race

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS).


Number outpatient and emergency room visits.


Number of antibiotic courses ordered, supplied, administered, or continued at a specific visit for persons diagnosed with the common cold (ICD-9-CM codes 460.0, 465, or 472.0).


Estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population are from special tabulations developed by the Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, using the July 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002 set of State population estimates, and reflect Census 2000 data

Estimates of metropolitan and nonmetropolitan statistical areas used in calculating visit rates are preliminary figures based on Census 2000 data and were obtained through the Office of Research and Methodology and Division of Health Interview Statistics, NCHS. They are based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States as of July 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002.



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