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Table 1.94a: Hospitalizations for adult asthma per 10,000 population age 18 and over, United States, 1998 and 2001

  2001 1998
Population group Ratea Standard error Ratea Standard error
Total 12.5 0.6 12.5 0.6
Age (not age adjusted)        
    18-64 10.7 0.8 11.3 0.7
    65 and over 21.4 2.0 17.7 1.6
    American Indian or Alaska Native only DSU DSU DSU DSU
    Asian or Pacific Islander only DSU DSU DSU DSU
    Asian only DSU DSU DSU DSU
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander only DSU DSU DSU DSU
    Black or African American only 21.4 2.1 26.0 3.5
    White only 8.0 0.6 8.3 0.5
    Hispanic or Latino DSU DSU DSU DSU
    Not Hispanic or Latino DSU DSU DSU DSU
    Black or African American DSU DSU DSU DSU
    Male 6.8 0.5 6.4 0.8
    Female 17.6 1.0 18.1 0.8

a Rates are age adjusted.

b Race classification changed in 2000. Data for 2000 and later years may not be comparable to data from previous years.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Discharge Survey.


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