Asthma Care Quality Improvement

Table B.2. Medicaid: Black Eligibles by State and Age Group and Estimated Spending, 2004

State Black Medicaid eligibles 20041 Black Medicaid eligibles 0-18 with asthma1,2 Black Medicaid eligibles 19-64 with asthma1,2 Black Medicaid eligibles 65+ with asthma1,2 Estimated Medicaid spending on asthma for Black eligibles3
Total U.S. 13,320,983 897,741 384,509 91,808 $1,524,534,326
Alabama 436,679 27,720 12,823 3,677 $49,063,076
Alaska 6,635 550 154 25 808,782
Arizona 80,073 4,912 2,911 314 9,027,815
Arkansas 209,923 15,086 5,793 1,197 24,492,888
California 976,625 52,053 38,606 5,229 106,388,184
Colorado 41,584 3,087 1,062 256 4,888,006
Connecticut 110,945 7,124 3,269 886 12,513,440
Delaware 70,292 4,162 2,584 327 7,846,812
District of Columbia 139,053 9,049 4,445 774 15,830,668
Florida 844,911 59,032 21,686 6,941 97,259,455
Georgia 855,834 66,368 20,282 5,134 101,836,077
Hawaii 3,555 211 122 23 395,359
Idaho 2,086 178 45 8 256,380
Illinois 810,940 55,278 19,482 8,401 92,267,306
Indiana 218,553 16,678 5,579 1,127 25,944,619
Iowa 28,786 1,981 819 188 3,314,802
Kansas 54,265 4,090 1,350 333 6,405,115
Kentucky 103,601 6,931 3,003 729 11,830,991
Louisiana 619,087 50,435 13,028 3,827 74,657,699
Maine 7,123 346 287 50 758,220
Maryland 442,491 31,192 12,442 2,638 51,338,533
Massachusetts 126,942 6,793 4,631 974 13,755,236
Michigan 601,030 41,584 18,309 2,848 69,612,009
Minnesota 118,215 7,535 3,560 910 13,319,380
Mississippi 436,995 31,391 10,978 3,357 50,732,832
Missouri 298,472 20,468 8,999 1,578 34,445,397
Montana 1005 70 29 6 116,359
Nebraska 33,260 2,631 761 196 3,980,585
Nevada 48,411 3,541 1,288 283 5,672,441
New Hampshire 2,678 205 63 18 316,913
New Jersey 307,191 20,818 7,936 2,801 35,009,687
New Mexico 10,899 847 284 44 1,303,668
New York 1,154,965 60,209 44,712 7,598 124,840,516
North Carolina 609,834 41,621 16,865 4,532 69,919,408
North Dakota 1,419 91 42 12 159,948
Ohio 589,261 40,608 17,835 2,964 68,131,329
Oklahoma 107,827 8,913 2,211 650 13,062,440
Oregon 25,900 1,525 934 139 2,882,482
Pennsylvania 500,438 31,889 15,277 3,692 56,427,580
Rhode Island 18,433 1,124 597 134 2,057,875
South Carolina 483,878 31,668 13,257 4,363 54,685,278
South Dakota 2,994 239 66 19 358,923
Tennessee 450,537 24,566 16,608 3,095 49,117,024
Texas 709,856 60,235 13,098 4,666 86,539,869
Utah 5,969 435 181 18 703,558
Vermont 1,300 71 46 11 141,220
Virginia 366,039 27,076 8,638 2,869 42,809,081
Washington 71,648 5,038 2,159 318 8,338,618
West Virginia 19,798 1,288 629 113 2,252,795
Wisconsin 151,348 8,688 4,714 1,512 16,548,219
Wyoming 1,400 114 33 6 169,431

Note: Age groups differ slightly depending on source. Population age groups for Medicaid eligibles are 0-18, 19-64, and 65+ years, while National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) prevalence rates are 0-17, 18-64, and 65+ years.

1 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, MSIS State Summary FY 2004. Accessed at: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidDataSourcesGenInfo/02_MSISData.asp
2Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health Data for All Ages, National Center for Health Statistics, accessed at http://205.207.175.93/HDI/TableViewer/tableView.aspx?ReportId=60. Crude prevalence rates used when available.
3 Calculations of direct cost per person are based on Weiss, et al. (2000), inflated by medical care component of CPI to 2004. Indirect costs per person are based on Weiss, et al. (2000), inflated by percent change in average annual wages through 2004. Weiss KB, Sullivan SD, Lyttle CS. Trends in the cost of illness for asthma in the United States, 1985-1994. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2000 Sep;106(3):493-9.
4 Number of individuals of unknown age in each state was allocated across all age groups based on the proportion of the number of individuals in an age group to total number of eligibles.

Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table B.2. Medicaid: Black Eligibles by State and Age Group and Estimated Spending, 2004. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/appendix-b2.html