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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population 18 and over

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 24-2.

Tables

77 Hospitalizations for adult asthma per 10,000 population (persons age 18 and over), United States, 2001, by

  • Race

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Discharge Survey.

Denominator

U.S. civilian population: adults age 18 and over.

Numerator

Number of discharges with first listed diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among adults age 18 and over.

Comments

Excludes obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions.

 

 

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