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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 110
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, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total White Black API
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
Total 217.5 14.4 138.9 6.4 522.9 65.6 119.1 20.6 226.0 24.8
Age 0-4 453.1 29.5 314.1 15.3 957.1 120.0 297.3 58.5 473.2 54.0
5-9 194.0 13.2 112.4 5.5 517.1 63.4 105.0 14.6 205.6 21.5
10-14 108.5 8.5 58.5 2.7 316.0 44.0 28.1 5.1 109.4 12.4
15-17 68.6 4.4 42.6 1.8 195.0 23.8 15.1 3.5 66.3 8.8
Gender Male 267.2 17.5 170.5 7.8 637.3 78.8 156.1 27.2 279.9 30.9
Female 165.4 11.3 105.9 4.9 402.9 52.0 80.4 14.1 169.5 18.6
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 517.1 101.6 185.0 25.9 673.6 146.3 106.4 31.8 * *
$25,000-$34,999 318.7 28.7 198.8 12.3 593.9 93.1 122.8 23.4 273.4 31.8
$35,000-$44,999 213.8 14.2 148.6 7.5 489.6 60.0 136.5 31.6 181.2 17.8
$45,000 or more 158.9 11.0 119.8 7.6 420.5 44.4 113.6 20.3 177.6 20.3
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 254.1 25.8 135.9 11.1 616.1 101.6 105.0 14.9 251.7 35.6
Metropolitan-small 166.8 13.1 132.9 10.1 329.8 37.2 * * 167.9 27.7
Micropolitan 189.5 13.6 157.9 10.8 384.6 56.1 * * 210.1 42.7
Noncore 182.8 11.5 152.5 9.2 465.8 62.1 * * 178.4 37.5
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 289.1 49.4 137.0 13.2 * * 86.6 20.5 409.4 120.1
Midwest 194.3 34.2 133.6 11.4 * * 43.1 10.6 63.0 11.8
South 231.0 19.5 163.6 12.5 369.8 36.1 83.7 17.5 272.2 50.7
West 166.8 20.6 104.9 12.8 577.0 124.0 169.7 42.4 175.4 22.4

a Estimates 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, 2003. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

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