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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.107a
Adult asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total 136.2 5.0 112.8 3.3
Age 18-44 94.5 3.8 85.9 2.9
45-64 161.2 6.6 128.0 4.2
65 and over 221.5 7.5 170.6 5.4
Age 65-69 211.5 9.1 144.8 5.5
70-74 216.5 8.9 157.9 5.8
75-79 235.0 8.4 181.4 6.9
80-84 241.0 8.9 208.5 8.3
85 and over 218.3 8.9 204.3 8.8
Gender Male 80.5 3.2 64.1 2.2
Female 187.1 6.7 157.9 4.7
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 414.2 98.2 208.8 26.2
$25,000-$34,999 191.8 10.7 144.5 8.2
$35,000-$44,999 143.8 6.1 121.6 5.8
$45,000 or more 97.7 4.1 85.2 3.9
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 155.3 10.3 125.4 7.1
Metropolitan-small 105.7 7.7 90.0 7.1
Micropolitan 125.9 9.3 114.3 8.0
Noncore 140.7 9.7 113.6 7.4
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 190.4 21.0 137.3 11.3
Midwest 131.7 7.3 118.8 7.4
South 136.9 5.5 116.0 4.2
West 92.8 5.6 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.

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