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Table T7_2_1_4-1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 7_2_1_4.1
Emergency department visits for asthmaa per 100,000 populationb (including inpatient admissions), age 18 and over, United States, 2008–2009
Population groupRateSERateSE
Total 532.017.5513.315.5
65 and over367.211.7384.312.3
  85 and over343.413.5365.214.8
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)841.062.4782.742.9
Second quartile572.822.9560.823.1
Third quartile423.518.7416.920.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)300.818.4309.618.6
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan631.356.6558.543.8
Large fringe metropolitan429.429.5444.233.1
Medium metropolitan538.836.7538.737.7
Small metropolitan486.547.8505.153.2
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast769.774.7726.058.0

a Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Prevention Quality Indicators software, asthma must be the principal diagnosis. Excludes admissions with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system and transfers from other institutions.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident 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.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T7_2_1_4-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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