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Table 2.7a
Percent of adult surgery patients who had prophylactic antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery end time, Medicare beneficiaries, United States, 2004
Population group Percent Standard error
Total   48.8 1.5
Gender Male 47.3 0.5
Female 50.5 0.5
Race White 49.8 0.4
Black 48.4 1.4
Hispanic 37.5 2.7
Native American 38.7 3.6
Asian 36.4 3.4
Age Under 65 51.0 1.1
65-74 49.0 0.5
75-84 48.7 0.6
85 and over 49.5 1.2

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

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