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Table 158a: Race - Emergency department visits for asthma as first listed diagnosis per 10,000 population, by race, United States, 1999-2000

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
                     
Total 70.2 3.7 58.3 3.9 159.8 13.2 * * * *
                     
Age                    
0-17 101.1 9.9 86.1 10.5 203.2 26.8 * * * *
18-44 75.0 5.1 64.1 5.5 154.5 16.6 * * * *
45-64 45.1 5.1 36.6 5.5 121.9 21.8 * * * *
65 and over 31.4 5.9 * * * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
Male 65.0 4.7 49.4 4.6 184.5 20.4 * * * *
Female 75.1 5.0 67.0 5.5 138.4 14.3 * * * *
                     
Residence location                    
Urban (MSA) 70.6 4.2 56.6 4.4 164.6 13.3 * * * *
Rural (Non-MSA) 65.9 8.0 63.9 8.5 * * * * * *

aRates are calculated using US Census Bureau monthly postcensal estimates of the civilian noninstitutional population as of July 1, 1999, and July 1, 2000, and are available at the Census Bureau Internet site: http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html. Figures have been adjusted for net underenumeration using the 1990 National Population Adjustment Matrix.

*Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.

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