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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 104
Pediatric asthma admissions (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2002
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic (all races)
White Black API
Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
Total   214.9 17.4 144.3 9.0 527.1 78.6 102.9 16.5 184.5 19.2
Age 0-4 463.5 36.9 338.5 22.3 1020.4 152.7 258.8 44.1 395.6 43.4
5-9 185.9 15.5 111.8 7.6 488.0 70.4 84.2 13.6 164.4 17.2
10-14 101.2 9.9 55.9 3.4 310.3 52.8 29.4 6.1 86.9 10.2
15-17 63.0 4.8 41.6 2.4 178.9 25.8 12.4 3.4 49.4 6.3
Gender Male 265.5 21.6 177.9 11.1 648.4 96.9 137.6 22.5 227.5 23.8
Female 161.9 13.1 109.1 7.1 399.9 59.8 66.5 11.2 139.4 14.9
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 470.9 106.1 242.8 33.3 800.6 237.9 * * 262.5 59.4
$25,000-$34,999 295.4 25.7 211.9 17.6 600.7 84.8 109.7 25.5 197.1 27.3
$35,000-$44,999 219.0 19.2 154.9 12.6 487.9 70.8 118.9 33.4 175.3 23.4
$45,000 or more 160.9 14.3 117.1 9.7 405.9 58.4 96.5 16.6 171.1 23.9
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 239.6 30.8 129.1 14.1 598.5 121.0 106.7 20.6 203.6 27.0
Metropolitan-small 169.1 18.0 143.5 16.8 350.7 50.2 54.0 10.4 132.5 24.9
Micropolitan 224.2 25.1 188.0 18.1 492.9 130.6 * * 188.8 55.4
Noncore 208.1 15.8 172.0 13.1 539.4 80.0 * * 210.2 55.8
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 240.0 33.8 130.3 16.6 739.4 194.6 64.7 14.4 273.3 57.3
Midwest 225.2 55.1 138.8 15.0 * * 49.7 11.7 38.0 8.8
South 211.8 18.1 168.8 17.5 348.5 36.8 76.8 19.7 157.9 26.2
West 191.3 34.7 123.2 22.7 * * 143.4 32.8 207.3 34.0

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

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

Key: API: Asian or Pacific Islander; SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file, 2002. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 States: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

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