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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 118B
Asthma admissions (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 65 and over, by race/ethnicity, United States, 2004
Population group Total Non-Hispanic Hispanic, all races
White Black API
Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE Ratea SE
Total   220.7 5.1 175.4 4.0 445.2 27.5 314.1 27.9 493.9 45.2
Age 65-69 197.8 4.9 152.5 4.1 443.7 27.4 141.7 18.5 357.6 32.9
70-74 214.1 6.0 160.3 4.3 490.4 35.6 288.5 29.0 478.3 49.3
75-79 229.9 5.9 183.6 5.1 442.9 30.3 347.3 39.3 597.8 55.2
80-84 253.4 7.0 209.2 6.0 466.9 39.2 510.6 58.1 618.4 64.9
85 and over 240.7 7.7 211.0 6.8 354.6 32.2 439.5 55.7 505.9 57.4
Gender Male 146.6 4.0 114.6 3.2 316.4 23.4 296.5 29.6 311.1 29.7
Female 274.4 6.3 219.3 5.0 539.8 32.6 320.6 30.1 621.8 58.0
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 395.7 48.1 203.4 22.4 421.6 46.8 * * 805.9 221.4
$25,000-$34,999 278.7 11.2 211.0 8.7 478.2 35.7 439.5 74.5 528.2 66.2
$35,000-$44,999 197.5 6.8 165.5 6.1 381.1 31.4 331.3 44.6 423.5 45.4
$45,000 or more 195.6 6.4 167.2 5.8 485.3 43.3 285.0 32.2 417.1 39.7
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 261.3 11.0 187.7 7.9 513.9 43.7 307.5 32.8 587.5 64.1
Metropolitan-small 167.8 9.4 148.8 8.7 309.5 30.7 293.8 69.6 269.0 42.0
Micropolitan 195.3 11.3 181.7 11.5 302.5 41.6 * * 338.8 77.0
Noncore 209.9 10.9 196.1 10.5 424.3 63.8 * * 319.1 93.3
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 255.8 16.2 181.8 9.1 536.6 80.3 322.1 66.5 1131.6 210.4
Midwest 182.8 8.8 156.3 7.4 536.9 98.2 145.1 42.3 133.6 39.0
South 243.6 7.8 206.3 7.6 385.0 24.2 264.1 42.9 420.1 66.2
West 188.1 8.9 137.1 7.8 426.2 56.7 342.5 38.6 370.8 44.7

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, 2004. This file is designed to provide national estimates on disparities using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 23 States: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

 

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