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

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StateBlack Medicaid eligibles 20041Black Medicaid eligibles 0-18 with asthma1,2Black Medicaid eligibles 19-64 with asthma1,2Black Medicaid eligibles 65+ with asthma1,2Estimated Medicaid spending on asthma for Black eligibles3
Total U.S.13,320,983897,741384,50991,808$1,524,534,326
Alabama436,67927,72012,8233,677$49,063,076
Alaska6,63555015425808,782
Arizona80,0734,9122,9113149,027,815
Arkansas209,92315,0865,7931,19724,492,888
California976,62552,05338,6065,229106,388,184
Colorado41,5843,0871,0622564,888,006
Connecticut110,9457,1243,26988612,513,440
Delaware70,2924,1622,5843277,846,812
District of Columbia139,0539,0494,44577415,830,668
Florida844,91159,03221,6866,94197,259,455
Georgia855,83466,36820,2825,134101,836,077
Hawaii3,55521112223395,359
Idaho2,086178458256,380
Illinois810,94055,27819,4828,40192,267,306
Indiana218,55316,6785,5791,12725,944,619
Iowa28,7861,9818191883,314,802
Kansas54,2654,0901,3503336,405,115
Kentucky103,6016,9313,00372911,830,991
Louisiana619,08750,43513,0283,82774,657,699
Maine7,12334628750758,220
Maryland442,49131,19212,4422,63851,338,533
Massachusetts126,9426,7934,63197413,755,236
Michigan601,03041,58418,3092,84869,612,009
Minnesota118,2157,5353,56091013,319,380
Mississippi436,99531,39110,9783,35750,732,832
Missouri298,47220,4688,9991,57834,445,397
Montana100570296116,359
Nebraska33,2602,6317611963,980,585
Nevada48,4113,5411,2882835,672,441
New Hampshire2,6782056318316,913
New Jersey307,19120,8187,9362,80135,009,687
New Mexico10,899847284441,303,668
New York1,154,96560,20944,7127,598124,840,516
North Carolina609,83441,62116,8654,53269,919,408
North Dakota1,419914212159,948
Ohio589,26140,60817,8352,96468,131,329
Oklahoma107,8278,9132,21165013,062,440
Oregon25,9001,5259341392,882,482
Pennsylvania500,43831,88915,2773,69256,427,580
Rhode Island18,4331,1245971342,057,875
South Carolina483,87831,66813,2574,36354,685,278
South Dakota2,9942396619358,923
Tennessee450,53724,56616,6083,09549,117,024
Texas709,85660,23513,0984,66686,539,869
Utah5,96943518118703,558
Vermont1,300714611141,220
Virginia366,03927,0768,6382,86942,809,081
Washington71,6485,0382,1593188,338,618
West Virginia19,7981,2886291132,252,795
Wisconsin151,3488,6884,7141,51216,548,219
Wyoming1,400114336169,431

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 September 2009
Internet Citation: Table B.2. Medicaid: Black Eligibles by State and Age Group and Estimated Spending, 2004: Asthma Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/appendix-b2.html