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2005 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Hospital admissions for asthma age 65 and over

Measure Source

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


1.103a Asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 65 years and older, United States, 2001 and 2002.

1.103b Asthma admissions (excluding obstetric admissions and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 65 years and older, by State, 2001 and 2002.

Data Source

AHRQ, Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample and State Inpatient Databases.


U.S. population age 65 and over.


Non-maternal hospital discharges age 65 and over with a principal diagnosis code of asthma (ICD-9-CM codes 493.00-493.02, 493.10-493.12, 493.20-493.22, and 493.90-493.92). Exclude obstetric admissions and patients transferred 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.

Although not all States participate in the HCUP database, the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 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.

These tables were created using version 2.1, revision 3, of the AHRQ PQI software. This measure is a modified version of indicator 15 in the AHRQ PQI software documentation. It excludes all patients under age 65. More information about the AHRQ Quality Indicators is available at

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