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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.106a
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 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total 216.9 15.6 188.6 17.0
Age 0-4 444.7 30.7 400.0 33.9
5-9 196.2 15.1 157.2 15.7
10-14 109.4 9.2 95.6 10.4
15-17 73.2 5.8 64.6 6.0
Gender Male 265.1 19.1 230.5 20.6
Female 166.4 12.1 144.7 13.4
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 612.2 142.1 320.1 69.0
$25,000-$34,999 307.8 29.3 260.4 33.8
$35,000-$44,999 216.2 15.9 196.5 18.1
$45,000 or more 153.1 11.0 132.0 11.5
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 256.7 28.1 212.2 31.5
Metropolitan-small 164.9 17.5 157.9 16.9
Micropolitan 170.0 14.7 178.8 17.3
Noncore 189.9 18.0 157.4 16.8
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 354.4 58.9 314.5 82.4
Midwest 189.6 34.2 155.7 19.1
South 222.1 21.6 195.8 18.6
West 134.7 17.7 117.6 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.

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