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Table 1.111a
Asthma admissions (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total   120.0 3.8 136.0 5.0
Age 18-44 74.9 2.6 94.3 3.8
45-64 147.7 5.1 161.1 6.6
65 and over 211.2 6.8 221.4 7.5
Age 65-69 187.3 7.1 211.3 9.1
70-74 201.5 7.0 216.5 8.9
75-79 220.5 7.9 235.0 8.4
80-84 248.9 10.0 240.8 8.9
85 and over 230.0 11.0 218.2 8.9
Gender Male 70.6 2.5 80.4 3.2
Female 164.9 5.1 187.0 6.7
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 290.3 40.8 414.1 98.2
$25,000-$34,999 167.3 9.1 191.6 10.7
$35,000-$44,999 127.8 5.6 143.6 6.1
$45,000 or more 86.6 4.0 97.6 4.1
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 132.2 8.2 155.1 10.3
Metropolitan-small 98.7 6.7 105.6 7.7
Micropolitan 119.4 7.2 125.8 9.3
Noncore 125.9 8.0 140.6 9.7
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 152.3 13.6 190.4 21.0
Midwest 123.1 7.5 131.6 7.3
South 128.0 5.3 136.7 5.5
West 76.1 3.9 92.7 5.6

a Rates 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, 2003 and 2004.

 

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