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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Respiratory Diseases (continued)

Management: Hospital Admissions for Pediatric Asthma

Asthma can be effectively controlled over the long term with recommended medications depending on severity of the disease, routine checkups, education of patients, and use of asthma management plans. Preventing hospital admissions for asthma is one measure of successful management of asthma at the population level.

Figure 2.29. State variation in pediatric hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population ages 0-17, 2000-2002

Figure 2.29. State variation in pediatric hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population ages 0-17, 2000-2002. Select [D] Text Description for details.

[D] Select for Text Description.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HCUP State Inpatient Databases, 2000-2002.

Note: Not all States are included in HCUP. Differences in asthma prevalence should also be considered when interpreting asthma data for each State.

Key: Lower rate = State has admission rate lower than the national average for at least 2 of the 3 data years (2000-2002). Average rate = State has admission rate not significantly different from the national average or has only 1 year of data collected. Higher rate = State has admission rate higher than the national average for at least 2 of the 3 data years (2000-2002).

  • Thirteen Statesx had admission rates that were lower than the national averagexi in 2 of the 3 data years (2000-2002) (Figure 2.29).
  • In 2002, child asthma admission rates varied from 99.5 admissions per 100,000 population for the best performing quartile of States to 250.5 admissions per 100,000 population for the lowest performing quartile of States.

x The 13 States are Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Arizona, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts.
xi The national average in 2000 was 200.6 admissions per 100,000 population; in 2001, 188.6 admissions per 100,000 population; and in 2002, 187.6 admissions per 100,000 population.

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