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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.108a
Asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 65 years and older, United States, 2001 and 2003
    2003 2001
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total 231.2 7.9 178.8 5.6
Age 65-69 222.7 9.6 152.7 5.8
70-74 227.0 9.4 165.2 6.1
75-79 244.0 8.7 189.0 7.1
80-84 249.3 9.1 216.7 8.5
85 and over 224.8 9.0 208.8 8.8
Gender Male 153.2 5.6 119.0 4.6
Female 287.7 10.2 221.7 6.9
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 571.6 129.3 249.8 28.3
$25,000-$34,999 271.0 16.0 198.7 12.0
$35,000-$44,999 228.7 10.5 176.7 9.1
$45,000 or more 193.3 8.5 159.6 8.5
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 267.0 17.1 200.2 11.6
Metropolitan-small 184.0 13.3 144.8 11.9
Micropolitan 213.4 18.2 183.2 15.4
Noncore 218.8 15.8 167.0 12.5
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 272.0 27.6 190.1 14.2
Midwest 214.0 12.1 178.9 10.8
South 243.7 11.2 186.4 9.4
West 187.3 12.9 152.9 11.5

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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