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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.101a
Pediatric asthma admissions (excluding obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age less than 18 years, United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
           
Total   187.6 14.2 188.6 17.0
           
Age 0-4 398.9 29.1 400.0 33.9
5-9 162.2 13.7 157.2 15.7
10-14 90.8 7.6 95.6 10.4
15-17 60.0 4.4 64.6 6.0
           
Gender Male 227.5 17.0 230.5 20.6
Female 145.8 11.4 144.7 13.4
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 345.0 58.8 320.1 69.0
$25,000-$34,999 255.9 22.5 260.4 33.8
$35,000-$44,999 218.5 19.1 196.5 18.1
$45,000 or more 134.8 11.6 132.0 11.5
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 197.7 24.7 212.2 31.5
Metropolitan-small 166.7 19.0 157.9 16.9
Micropolitan 189.1 18.9 178.8 17.3
Noncore 200.4 15.3 157.4 16.8
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 212.0 46.9 314.5 82.4
Midwest 161.3 21.5 155.7 19.1
South 227.6 27.4 195.8 18.6
West 134.8 15.2 117.6 17.4
           

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.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample, 2001 and 2002.

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