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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for asthma per 100,000 population age 65 and over.

Measure Source

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


1.85 Hospital admissions for adult asthma per 100,000 population age 65 and over, United States, 2000.

Data Source

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample.


U.S. population, adults age 65 and over.


Number of discharges with first listed diagnosis of asthma among adults age 65 and over. Excluded obstetric and neonatal admissions and transfers from other institutions.


Asthma ICD-9-CM codes include 493.00 - 493.02, 493.10 - 493.12, 493.20 - 493.22, 493.90 - 493.92.

Rates are adjusted by age and sex using the total U.S. as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by sex only.

Although not all states participate in the HCUP database, it is weighted to give national estimates using weights based on all U.S. community, non-rehabilitation hospitals in the American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals.

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