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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Table 111
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, 2003
        Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
    Total White Black API
Population group Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
Total 128.0 2.8 99.5 2.0 304.7 17.0 86.7 8.6 178.2 14.6
Age 18-44 88.9 2.2 70.3 1.6 217.9 12.5 22.2 2.6 72.8 6.0
45-64 151.2 3.7 112.1 2.4 405.6 23.9 67.1 7.1 203.2 18.9
65 and over 209.4 4.6 172.7 4.2 384.8 22.6 301.1 33.8 423.1 36.7
Age 65-69 185.8 4.7 146.3 4.1 398.2 24.7 154.4 18.1 335.9 32.5
70-74 206.8 5.3 165.0 4.5 406.7 29.5 287.5 35.0 414.0 38.5
75-79 227.4 5.6 187.7 5.3 409.6 27.9 390.0 52.6 475.1 44.9
80-84 232.1 6.2 197.4 6.2 380.9 26.4 444.5 69.1 544.7 59.3
85 and over 217.1 6.8 191.2 6.7 282.9 23.6 539.6 86.1 505.4 50.5
Gender Male 75.1 1.8 55.0 1.2 200.8 12.6 82.8 9.0 100.9 8.1
Female 176.6 3.8 140.5 2.8 400.6 21.7 90.3 9.1 244.4 20.7
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 297.9 36.7 144.1 13.3 424.0 49.2 * * * *
$25,000-$34,999 185.0 6.7 140.8 5.2 343.3 23.1 113.6 15.9 194.6 17.3
$35,000-$44,999 136.6 4.2 112.2 3.5 304.1 19.5 99.5 12.9 167.9 13.3
$45,000 or more 95.3 3.1 82.8 2.8 229.5 16.7 76.3 9.9 144.0 13.2
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 144.7 5.9 102.3 4.0 346.3 26.8 79.0 9.2 199.7 20.6
Metropolitan-small 103.3 5.8 90.3 5.1 215.0 18.4 80.8 20.9 128.2 17.5
Micropolitan 112.8 6.0 101.1 5.5 211.0 24.6 * * 140.8 28.7
Noncore 133.9 6.6 118.8 5.5 325.8 41.6 * * 140.5 31.0
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 157.2 9.2 106.9 5.3 414.4 59.9 52.4 12.6 356.0 69.8
Midwest 120.3 6.0 92.3 3.2 407.3 59.7 43.8 9.1 67.2 12.8
South 136.5 3.9 114.5 3.6 228.0 12.2 53.6 6.3 170.5 21.4
West 97.2 3.9 74.8 3.8 351.3 38.5 110.0 13.5 134.1 11.7

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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