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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2005

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Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population 18 and over.

Measure Source

Healthy People 2010, measure 24-2.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI).


105 Adult asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 years and older, United States, 2001, by

  • Race/ethnicity

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Databases, disparities analysis file.


U.S. civilian population: adults age 18 and over.


Number of discharges with first listed diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among adults age 18 and over.


Excludes obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions.

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.

The disparities analysis file, created specifically for this report to provide national estimates on disparities, consists of weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 States that participate in HCUP and have high-quality race/ethnicity data: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI.

Tables were created using version 2.1, revision 3, of the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators software. This measure is referred to as indicator 15 in the AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators software documentation. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at



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