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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Table 105
Adult asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, 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   117.6 3.4 87.1 2.3 307.7 21.7 84.1 11.6 162.5 19.3
Age 18-44 85.6 2.7 64.6 1.8 226.0 15.7 26.0 4.3 67.9 7.5
45-64 136.6 4.5 94.8 2.6 396.7 29.7 67.9 9.5 197.7 25.9
65 and over 183.2 5.9 146.8 5.2 390.3 30.8 268.4 38.6 362.8 47.1
Age 65-69 160.9 6.0 116.8 4.5 397.5 34.3 142.1 27.0 332.9 43.4
70-74 180.0 6.6 140.2 5.8 421.5 36.3 265.7 45.1 323.7 50.1
75-79 196.3 7.1 157.5 6.5 425.1 37.3 321.4 52.2 433.3 58.6
80-84 209.4 8.5 177.4 8.4 380.2 45.5 464.6 77.1 421.7 71.0
85 and over 189.9 7.9 169.0 7.8 266.1 29.8 397.6 82.1 375.2 71.2
Gender Male 67.9 2.3 47.4 1.4 197.0 15.0 73.3 11.1 97.6 13.0
Female 163.1 4.6 123.4 3.3 409.4 28.4 92.4 12.8 219.9 25.5
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 257.0 39.0 131.2 10.9 434.3 71.8 * * * *
$25,000-$34,999 153.8 6.9 111.0 5.2 340.4 25.7 109.7 21.6 173.4 27.7
$35,000-$44,999 124.8 5.3 99.0 5.0 286.9 24.4 96.4 19.6 156.7 17.7
$45,000 or more 91.8 4.2 73.4 3.1 264.6 26.5 79.0 14.3 139.3 15.3
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 134.9 7.7 87.6 4.6 355.9 35.0 77.9 11.8 190.4 27.8
Metropolitan-small 92.5 7.1 79.5 6.1 214.5 25.6 * * 96.9 17.4
Micropolitan 105.3 7.2 97.2 6.8 177.1 26.9 * * 117.8 33.5
Noncore 116.3 7.4 100.9 6.2 319.1 41.9 * * * *
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 158.2 12.9 98.7 6.6 485.0 79.5 48.8 13.9 389.5 101.0
Midwest 109.2 6.5 83.5 3.9 370.7 68.3 39.6 10.3 61.8 14.2
South 121.4 4.3 97.4 4.1 230.8 16.9 48.1 8.7 128.3 22.0
West 84.6 4.3 61.8 3.4 300.7 55.9 111.1 18.9 119.8 14.7

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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