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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for asthma per 10,000 population.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 24-2 (modified age group).

Tables

1.84a Hospitalizations for adult asthma per 10,000 population (persons age 18 and over), United States, 2000.

1.84b Hospitalizations for adult asthma per 10,000 population (persons age 18 and over), United States, 1999.

1.84c Hospitalizations for adult asthma per 10,000 population (persons age 18 and over), United States, 1998.

Data Source

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Discharge Survey.

Denominator

U.S. population: adults age 18 and over.

Numerator

Number of discharges with first listed diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among adults age 18 and over.

Comments

Excludes obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions.

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

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