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Table 1.112a
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 65 and over, United States, 2003 and 2004
Population group 2004 2003
Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total   219.9 7.1 231.1 7.9
Age 65-69 197.8 7.5 222.5 9.6
70-74 211.0 7.4 226.9 9.4
75-79 229.4 8.1 244.0 8.7
80-84 258.0 10.3 249.1 9.1
85 and over 235.7 11.1 224.7 9.0
Gender Male 145.6 5.3 153.1 5.6
Female 273.7 8.9 287.6 10.2
Median income of patient's ZIP Code Less than $25,000 405.0 56.1 571.6 129.3
$25,000-$34,999 250.4 14.1 270.7 15.9
$35,000-$44,999 219.1 10.7 228.6 10.4
$45,000 or more 191.9 10.1 193.3 8.5
Location of patient residence Metropolitan-large 253.8 15.6 266.9 17.0
Metropolitan-small 177.6 12.6 183.9 13.3
Micropolitan 199.1 14.4 213.2 18.2
Noncore 203.4 13.6 218.4 15.8
Region of inpatient treatment Northeast 243.7 21.6 272.0 27.6
Midwest 209.0 11.6 213.8 12.1
South 243.4 12.2 243.5 11.2
West 166.3 9.9 187.2 12.9

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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