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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 217a: Emergency department visits for asthma as first-listed diagnosis per 10,000 population, by race, United States, 2000-2001a

  Total White Black API AI/AN
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
                     
Total 63.1 3.6 52.0 3.6 151.0 13.7 * * * *
                     
Age                    
    0-17 96.3 9.9 74.4 9.7 224.6 29.3 * * * *
    18-44 68.1 4.5 61.0 5.0 138.1 16.2 * * * *
    45-64 34.7 4.0 31.3 4.2 71.5 17.8 * * * *
    65 and over 27.9 5.0 19.1 4.6 * * * * * *
                     
Gender                    
    Female 72.0 4.1 63.4 4.3 141.8 14.3 * * * *
    Male 53.8 4.3 40.2 4.1 161.6 18.7 * * * *
                     

aNumber of visits to an emergency department with first listed diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) per 10,000 population. Year 2000 rates use US Census Bureau monthly postcensal estimates of the civilian noninstitutional population as 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. Year 2001 rates use U.S. Bureau of the Census estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population as of July 1, 2001 and are based on data from Census 2000. "Race" excludes multiple race.

*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

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

 

 

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