Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
The number of courses of antibiotics for ear infections among young children (and for the sole diagnosis of the common cold among all ages) are the sum of cases reported by NAMCS and NHAMCS that are listed as any diagnosis (including the primary diagnosis).
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
In 2013, the unit of measurement changed from "percent" to "per 100" to be consistent with the objective statement.
In 2013, a phrase was added to the denominator to clarify the target population which is children with an ear infection: diagnosed with an ear infection (ICD-9-CM codes 381.0, 381.4, 382.0, 382.4, or 382.9).
In 2013, Population Estimates were removed as a data source because population estimates were only used to weight estimates.
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