Figure 1.2. Asthma Hospitalizations Per 100,000 Population, 2004 (Text Description)

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Hospital admissions for pediatric asthma under age 18: The best-in-class average is about 125 per 100,000 population. The national average is about 200 per 100,000 population. The range is about 60-345 per 100,000 population. The Northeast has the widest variation. The West has the smallest variation.

Hospital admissions for adult asthma, age 18-64: The best-in-class average is about 40 per 100,000. The national average is around 100 per 100,000. The range is around 45-155 per 100,000 population. The Northeast has the widest variation. The South has the smallest variation.

Hospital admissions for adult asthma, age 65 and older: The best-in-class average is about 120 per 100,000 population. The national average is about 220 per 100,000 population. The range is about 115-350 per 100,000 population. The Northeast has the widest variation. The West has the smallest variation.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, 2004.

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Internet Citation: Figure 1.2. Asthma Hospitalizations Per 100,000 Population, 2004 (Text Description): 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/figure1-2txt.html