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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.102a
Adult asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, United States, 2001 and 2002
    2002 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total   120.0 3.4 112.8 3.3
           
Age 18-44 84.4 2.6 85.9 2.9
45-64 139.6 4.3 128.0 4.2
65 and over 195.4 5.9 170.6 5.4
           
Age 65-69 171.6 6.5 144.8 5.5
70-74 190.3 6.6 157.9 5.8
75-79 209.5 7.6 181.4 6.9
80-84 226.0 8.7 208.5 8.3
85 and over 206.0 7.9 204.3 8.8
           
Gender Male 69.9 2.4 64.1 2.2
Female 165.9 4.5 157.9 4.7
           
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 226.7 23.2 208.8 26.2
$25,000-$34,999 156.5 8.6 144.5 8.2
$35,000-$44,999 137.0 6.3 121.6 5.8
$45,000 or more 92.4 3.9 85.2 3.9
           
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 133.9 7.2 125.4 7.1
Metropolitan-small 99.3 7.4 90.0 7.1
Micropolitan 111.0 8.4 114.3 8.0
Noncore 120.9 8.5 113.6 7.4
           
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 140.5 8.9 137.3 11.3
Midwest 122.0 7.9 118.8 7.4
South 130.0 5.7 116.0 4.2
West 84.1 4.3 80.3 4.9
           

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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