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Table 1.108b
Asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 65 years and older, by State, 2002 and 2003
  2003 2002
State Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total 231.2 7.9 204.0 6.2
Arizona 152.2 4.8 134.0 4.7
California 200.8 2.3 164.0 2.1
Colorado 151.9 5.8 157.8 6.1
Georgia 243.6 5.4 212.7 5.2
Hawaii 218.9 11.4 226.1 13.0
Illinois 259.4 4.1 234.4 4.0
Iowa 126.6 5.4 123.5 5.4
Kentucky 254.6 7.0 220.4 6.7
Maine 157.4 9.1 120.7 8.1
Maryland 205.0 5.7 172.9 5.3
Massachusetts 204.4 4.8 175.3 4.5
Michigan 195.9 4.0 179.2 3.9
Minnesota 163.0 5.6 166.6 5.8
Missouri 150.9 4.4 141.5 4.5
Nebraska 139.6 7.7 121.3 7.6
Nevada 141.7 7.7 147.9 8.7
New Hampshire 105.4 8.1 -- --
New Jersey 235.7 4.5 204.6 4.3
New York 278.3 3.3 258.1 3.3
North Carolina 230.3 4.7 190.2 4.4
Oregon 139.2 5.6 145.4 5.8
Rhode Island 178.9 10.7 155.9 10.0
South Carolina 270.8 8.0 220.7 8.5
Tennessee 229.6 5.5 190.4 5.2
Texas 251.2 4.4 209.1 4.5
Utah 150.5 8.8 107.3 7.5
Vermont 124.9 12.4 86.0 10.5
Virginia 240.3 5.3 205.4 5.1
Washington 131.7 4.4 139.2 4.6
West Virginia 320.4 10.6 214.0 8.9
Wisconsin 156.8 4.7 136.0 4.4

a Estimates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population. Note: For Kansas, rate biased upward because data element was not available to exclude transfers.

-- Statistic cannot be calculated.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).State estimates are from the State Inpatient Databases (SID); not all States participate in HCUP.Estimates for the total are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

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