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Figure 19. Admissions for Respiratory Diseases

U.S. Trends, 1994-2000

Line graph showing rates per 100,000 population by year 1994-2000 for respiratory disease: adult asthma; pediatric asthma; and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Go to Text Description below for details.

Figure 19: Admissions for Respiratory Diseases (Text Description)

U.S. Trends, 1994-2000

Rates per 100,000 Populationa

Respiratory Disease 1994 (a) 1997 2000
Adult asthma 141 124* 113*
Pediatric asthma 229 248 201
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 233 265* 280*

* = statistically different from (a) at p < 0.05. Rates are adjusted by age and sex, using year 2000 as the standard population.
a Admission rate populations vary by type of condition. Adult asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease include individuals 18 years and older, and pediatric asthma includes children less than 18 years of age.

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