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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 225
Emergency department visits for asthma as the first-listed diagnosis per 10,000 populationa, by race, United States, 2001-2002
Population group Total Single race Multiple races
White Black Asian NHOPI AI/AN
Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
Total   63.3 3.7 45.5 3.4 196.0 16.3 34.2 9.5 202.1 116.2 * * * *
Age 0-17 96.0 10.4 62.6 9.2 278.1 37.4 93.7 33.5 406.2 182.6 * * * *
18-44 67.4 4.3 51.9 4.3 192.1 22.2 11.7 5.6 147.5 147.5 * * * *
45-64 36.7 3.3 30.7 3.7 98.2 18.0 13.6 8.2 0.0 0.0 * * * *
65 and over 30.9 5.2 21.9 4.9 126.4 34.5 42.5 25.7 102.3 102.3 * * * *
Gender Female 69.1 4.0 55.0 4.0 175.6 17.1 34.8 11.6 169.2 169.2 * * 6.9 5.9
Male 57.2 4.6 35.7 3.9 219.8 23.5 33.6 13.7 234.6 104.4 * * * *
Locationb MSA 67.2 4.4 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Non-MSA 47.6 6.4 * * * * * * * * * * * *

a Estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized population used in calculating visit rates by age, sex, race, and geographic region are from special tabulations developed by the Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau, using the July 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002 set of State population estimates, and reflect Census 2000 data.

b Estimates are preliminary figures based on Census 2000 data and were obtained through the Office of Research and Methodology and Division of Health Interview Statistics, NCHS. They are based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates of the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States as of July 1, 2001 and July 1, 2002.

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

Key: NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area; 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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