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Table 1.86a: Percentage of pneumonia patients who received the first dose of antibiotic within 4 hours of arrival at the hospital, United States, 2002

Population group Percent Standard error
Total 63.09 1.23
    Male 63.69 0.47
    Female 62.67 0.49
    White 64.54 0.36
    African American 51.98 1.27
    Hispanic 47.15 2.26
    Native American 60.63 2.63
    Asian 70.40 2.90
    Under 65 60.06 1.00
    65-74 64.12 0.66
    75-84 62.68 0.55
    85 and over 64.29 0.66

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


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