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Figure 20. Admissions for Respiratory Diseases

Region, 2000

Bar chart showing rates per 100,000 population by region for 2000 for respiratory disease: adult asthma; pediatric asthma; and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Go to Text Description below for details.

Figure 20: Admissions for Respiratory Diseases (Text Description)

Region, 2000

Rates per 100,000 Populationa

Respiratory-Related Condition Northeast (a) South Midwest West
Adult asthma 151 115* 105* 87*
Pediatric asthma 224 219 192 164
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 276 352* 247 192*

* = 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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