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2004 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.95a: Asthma admissionsa per 100,000 population, age 65 and older, trends 1994-2001 and by patient and hospital characteristics, selected years, United States, 2000 and 2001

  Adjusted rateb    
Trends Estimate Standard error    
    Total United States, 2001 170.640 5.362    
    Total United States, 2000 158.440 5.200    
    Total United States, 1997 165.017 5.301    
    Total United States, 1994 220.140 6.910    
  2001 adjusted rateb 2000 adjusted rateb
Population group Estimate Standard error Estimate Standard error
Total 170.640 5.362 158.440 5.200
Patient characteristic        
Age groups for conditions affecting primarily elderly        
    65-69 144.831 5.493 139.379 5.651
    70-74 157.904 5.813 156.440 5.506
    75-79 181.369 6.922 163.670 6.305
    80-84 208.498 8.292 177.395 7.829
    85 and over 204.316 8.797 183.207 8.004
Gender        
    Male 118.951 4.614 * *
    Female 221.719 6.945 * *
Median income of patient ZIP Code        
    Less than $25,000 249.847 28.230 * *
    $25,000-$34,999 198.731 11.990 * *
    $35,000-$44,999 176.664 9.070 * *
    $45,000 or more 159.621 8.500 * *
Location of patient residence        
    Metropolitan 179.607 6.670 * *
    Micropolitan 183.189 15.254 * *
    Noncore 167.040 12.450 * *
Hospital characteristic        
Location of inpatient treatment        
    Northeast 190.093 14.026 * *
    Midwest 178.921 10.652 * *
    South 186.402 9.418 * *
    West 152.948 11.397 * *

a Numerator excludes obstetric and transfers from another hospital.

b 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.

* Information is unavailable for year 2000.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

 

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