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

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StatesAll AdultsP value compared to national averageP value compared to top decile averageAdults Age 18-64Adults Age 65+
Sample Size%Standard ErrorSample Size%Standard ErrorSample Size%Standard Error
Total U.S.7290N/C0.754  595518.70.854128112.41.356
Top decile average635N/C1.4640.001 53612.11.7121277.02.497
Bottom decile average712N/C2.107  48222.82.66814522.24.637
AlabamaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
AlaskaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ArizonaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ArkansasN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
CaliforniaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
ColoradoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Connecticut43717.32.0370.8380.04437717.52.1705516.86.615
Delaware32218.82.9840.7250.04826521.03.412547.84.239
District of Columbia15526.54.7370.0670.00413125.34.865N/SN/SN/S
FloridaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Georgia53920.82.5770.2520.00444120.22.8779422.25.952
Hawaii25813.212.5440.0930.72221813.22.777N/SN/SN/S
IdahoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
IllinoisN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Indiana44620.42.0990.2260.00137021.52.3387514.54.653
Iowa30112.512.0350.0160.91823013.42.445708.03.550
KansasN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
KentuckyN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
LouisianaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MaineN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Maryland32118.913.2890.7290.06426120.53.705588.13.470
MassachusettsN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Michigan32416.712.5110.6970.12325817.12.8066314.75.325
Minnesota25715.312.9140.4230.34421216.03.247N/SN/SN/S
MississippiN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MissouriN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
MontanaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
NebraskaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
NevadaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
New Hampshire43316.812.2710.7170.08636216.72.4936218.85.854
New Jersey77617.71.7710.9890.01761519.12.04315010.43.194
New Mexico37013.712.1930.0820.58029714.22.4487310.84.601
New YorkN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
North CarolinaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
North DakotaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
OhioN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Oklahoma55721.22.3490.1600.00143921.62.66211719.04.026
OregonN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
PennsylvaniaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Rhode IslandN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
South CarolinaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
South DakotaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
TennesseeN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Texas40317.312.3780.8760.06732719.52.757736.43.030
Utah30412.612.4500.0460.89425011.52.5655122.17.392
Vermont33412.112.0960.0110.95728612.72.300N/SN/SN/S
Virginia43320.02.8140.4250.01435121.93.1858111.73.709
WashingtonN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
West VirginiaN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Wisconsin32015.712.6510.4620.25126516.22.8345313.47.056
WyomingN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
GuamN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Puerto RicoN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/C
Virgin IslandsN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/CN/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: 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/table-e6.html