Appendix B: Medicaid Spending on Asthma by State (continued)

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Table B.3. Medicaid: American Indian/Alaska Native Eligibles by State and Age Group and Estimated Spending, 2004

StateAmerican Indian/ Alaska Native Medicaid eligibles 20041American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid eligibles age 0-18 with asthma1,2,4American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid eligibles age 19-64 with asthma1,2,4American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid eligibles age 65+ with asthma1,2,4,,5Estimated Medicaid spending on asthma for American Indian/Alaska Native eligibles3
Total U.S.833,80052,41037,8398,257$109,293,210
Alabama2,57715011539$337,392
Alaska47,3593,5891,6733236,195,481
Arizona153,8888,6298,5111,09620,232,416
Arkansas5,59936823558733,214
California45,7482,2292,7514456,019,153
Colorado4,88133119055638,587
Connecticut986584414129,115
Delaware3441919345,223
District of Columbia473206,165
Florida2,90418511343379,689
Georgia1,4921065416195,071
Hawaii6623635886,898
Idaho5,52143118138721,786
Illinois4,35527115982568,630
Indiana6204324681,142
Iowa1,8741188122245,423
Kansas4,66532117752610,174
Kentucky4322619656,577
Louisiana2,9152179333380,707
Maine3,92417424050516,140
Maryland1,5751016717206,277
Massachusetts2,89514216140380,160
Michigan9,332590432801,223,813
Minnesota28,2461,6461,2943953,700,051
Mississippi2,96119411341387,129
Missouri4,00625118438525,194
Montana2,4081,6851,1532793,459,587
Nebraska9,073656316971,185,917
Nevada3,72224915140487,205
New Hampshire160116220,914
New Jersey3,70022914561483,647
New Mexico96,3576,8423,82670512,618,225
New York82,8493,9484,87999110,892,731
North Carolina25,1491,5691,0583403,291,540
North Dakota16,3899617322422,145,931
Ohio2,1131339719277,054
Oklahoma87,1026,5812,71795411,373,991
Oregon14,4407777921411,897,367
Pennsylvania2,36413811032309,752
Rhode Island4152320554,418
South Carolina1,589956626207,839
South Dakota41,9593,0621,4034775,481,805
Tennessee2,62313114733344,586
Texas14,4971,1244071731,891,204
Utah10,629708489591,394,578
Vermont2451213432,150
Virginia1,349914819176,259
Washington30,4071,9541,3942453,987,521
West Virginia13286117,314
Wisconsin14,4617596852631,893,597
Wyoming5,86043520847766,470

Notes: 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.
5 Asthma prevalence rate unavailable for American Indian/Alaska native population age 65+, and was estimated from the American Indian /Alaska Native to White ratio of prevalence for ages 19-64 multiplied by the prevalence rate for Whites ages 65+.

Page last reviewed September 2009
Internet Citation: Appendix B: Medicaid Spending on Asthma by State (continued): 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-b3.html