Figure 4.4. % of Adults With Asthma With Routine Checkups, Medications, Urgent Care Visits, and Emergency Room Visits, 2004: New Jersey Compared to Benchmarks (Description)

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Four related graphs showing percent of adults in New Jersey with asthma measured against national average and best in class benchmarks.

Graph 1. Routine checkups (2 or more per year) (Goal = 100%): New Jersey compared to benchmarks.

  • National average: 30.2%
  • Best in class: 37.6%
  • New Jersey: 35.3%

Graph 2. Medications (all severity levels reported) (Goal = 100%): New Jersey compared to benchmarks.

  • National average: 69.6%
  • Best in class: 76.5%
  • New Jersey: 70.9%

Graph 3. Urgent care visits (Goal = 0%): New Jersey compared to benchmarks.

  • National average: 28.7%
  • Best in class: 19.9%
  • New Jersey: 32.5%

Graph 4. Emergency room visits (Goal = 0%): New Jersey compared to benchmarks.

  • National average: 17.4%
  • Best in class: 10.2%
  • New Jersey: 18.8%

Source: Calculated from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 2004 data.

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Internet Citation: Figure 4.4. % of Adults With Asthma With Routine Checkups, Medications, Urgent Care Visits, and Emergency Room Visits, 2004: New Jersey Compared to Benchmarks (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/figure4-4txt.html