Asthma Care Quality Improvement

Table E.6. Emergency Room Visits: % of Adults with Asthma Who Have Had At Least One Visit to the ER for Asthma in the Past 12 Months by States, DC and Territories, 2003

States All Adults P value compared to national average P value compared to top decile average Adults Age 18-64 Adults Age 65+
Sample Size % Standard Error Sample Size % Standard Error Sample Size % Standard Error
Total U.S. 7290 N/C 0.754     5955 18.7 0.854 1281 12.4 1.356
Top decile average 635 N/C 1.464 0.001   536 12.1 1.712 127 7.0 2.497
Bottom decile average 712 N/C 2.107     482 22.8 2.668 145 22.2 4.637
Alabama N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Alaska N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Arizona N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Arkansas N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
California N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Colorado N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Connecticut 437 17.3 2.037 0.838 0.044 377 17.5 2.170 55 16.8 6.615
Delaware 322 18.8 2.984 0.725 0.048 265 21.0 3.412 54 7.8 4.239
District of Columbia 155 26.5 4.737 0.067 0.004 131 25.3 4.865 N/S N/S N/S
Florida N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Georgia 539 20.8 2.577 0.252 0.004 441 20.2 2.877 94 22.2 5.952
Hawaii 258 13.21 2.544 0.093 0.722 218 13.2 2.777 N/S N/S N/S
Idaho N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Illinois N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Indiana 446 20.4 2.099 0.226 0.001 370 21.5 2.338 75 14.5 4.653
Iowa 301 12.51 2.035 0.016 0.918 230 13.4 2.445 70 8.0 3.550
Kansas N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Kentucky N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Louisiana N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Maine N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Maryland 321 18.91 3.289 0.729 0.064 261 20.5 3.705 58 8.1 3.470
Massachusetts N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Michigan 324 16.71 2.511 0.697 0.123 258 17.1 2.806 63 14.7 5.325
Minnesota 257 15.31 2.914 0.423 0.344 212 16.0 3.247 N/S N/S N/S
Mississippi N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Missouri N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Montana N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Nebraska N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Nevada N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
New Hampshire 433 16.81 2.271 0.717 0.086 362 16.7 2.493 62 18.8 5.854
New Jersey 776 17.7 1.771 0.989 0.017 615 19.1 2.043 150 10.4 3.194
New Mexico 370 13.71 2.193 0.082 0.580 297 14.2 2.448 73 10.8 4.601
New York N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
North Carolina N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
North Dakota N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Ohio N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Oklahoma 557 21.2 2.349 0.160 0.001 439 21.6 2.662 117 19.0 4.026
Oregon N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Pennsylvania N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Rhode Island N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
South Carolina N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
South Dakota N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Tennessee N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Texas 403 17.31 2.378 0.876 0.067 327 19.5 2.757 73 6.4 3.030
Utah 304 12.61 2.450 0.046 0.894 250 11.5 2.565 51 22.1 7.392
Vermont 334 12.11 2.096 0.011 0.957 286 12.7 2.300 N/S N/S N/S
Virginia 433 20.0 2.814 0.425 0.014 351 21.9 3.185 81 11.7 3.709
Washington N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
West Virginia N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Wisconsin 320 15.71 2.651 0.462 0.251 265 16.2 2.834 53 13.4 7.056
Wyoming N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Guam N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Puerto Rico N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C
Virgin Islands N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C N/C

Source: Medstat calculations from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System 2003, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Notes: Estimates and standard errors have been weighted either to State or Nation as appropriate. Sample size varies across asthma measures because of varying applicability of questions to respondents and refusals.

DNC=Data Not Collected

DNS=Data Not Sufficient for Release (sample less than 50)

1. Indicates that the State estimate is not significantly different from the best in class average (P<0.05).
2. Indicates that the State estimate is statistically better than the national average (P<0.05).
3. Indicates that the State estimate is statistically worse than the national average (P<0.05).

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Internet Citation: Table E.6. Emergency Room Visits: % of Adults with Asthma Who Have Had At Least One Visit to the ER for Asthma in the Past 12 Months by States, DC and Territories, 2003. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/asthmaqual/asthmacare/table-e6.html