Table 1.4. Medicaid Eligible Population and Their Estimated Asthma Prevalence and Expenditures for Medical Care, for People 0-18, 19-64, and 65 and Over, by State, 2004

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StateMedicaid population age 0-18 with asthma1, 2Estimated Medicaid expense for age 0-18 with asthma3Medicaid population age 19-64 with asthma1, 2Estimated Medicaid expense for age 19-64 with asthma3Medicaid population age 65 and over with asthma1, 2Estimated Medicaid expense for age 65 and over with asthma3Total estimated Medicaid spending on asthma
Total U.S.2,490,162$2,762,864,6141,495,216$1,658,959,559367,589$407,843,883$4,829,668,056
Alabama38,71042,949,50922,75525,247,4027,6108,442,97776,639,889
Alaska7,0347,804,6892,5032,777,450471522,94011,105,078
Arizona56,80363,023,30942,77547,459,8335,3755,963,662116,446,804
Arkansas33,40737,065,88516,30018,085,0413,9284,358,10559,509,031
California375,857417,018,055354,222393,013,15455,95762,084,579872,115,787
Colorado25,86928,701,53611,31412,552,8613,1813,529,00144,783,397
Connecticut21,67724,051,40512,64014,024,4873,9934,430,67842,506,570
Delaware6,5507,267,7915,1675,733,110763846,04513,846,946
District of Columbia6,9277,686,0034,3244,797,328879974,89413,458,225
Florida133,036147,605,41262,10368,904,22423,18225,720,149242,229,785
Georgia90,616100,539,39735,18939,042,88010,38911,526,972151,109,249
Hawaii8,8159,780,0756,4867,196,2811,4111,565,65418,542,011
Idaho12,49813,867,0294,0204,460,545831921,78219,249,357
Illinois102,508113,733,82345,90650,933,79523,08725,615,256190,282,873
Indiana49,77155,221,12121,15523,471,8244,9835,528,15084,221,095
Iowa18,26520,265,4409,59810,649,4902,5642,844,25633,759,186
Kansas17,21919,104,1697,2218,011,9252,0772,303,90629,420,000
Kentucky37,03141,086,07820,38822,620,9145,7716,403,50070,110,492
Louisiana60,17666,766,18019,75221,915,1316,7667,507,16196,188,473
Maine9,88410,966,54810,41511,555,5122,1352,368,30824,890,369
Maryland39,56243,894,56720,05222,247,9044,9585,500,95771,643,428
Massachusetts41,10145,602,59635,60539,504,4328,7369,693,02494,800,053
Michigan81,33490,241,55645,50550,487,8918,2569,160,665149,890,112
Minnesota31,17234,585,28718,71520,764,2755,5806,190,95561,540,518
Mississippi37,45141,552,14016,64218,464,9925,9356,585,37966,602,512
Missouri54,90860,921,51830,67834,037,6016,2746,960,719101,919,838
Montana5,2435,817,1462,7393,038,845648718,7979,574,787
Nebraska13,70315,204,1545,0365,587,2661,5111,676,52522,467,944
Nevada12,47513,841,0805,7686,400,1271,4791,640,60521,881,813
New Hampshire6,8127,558,1652,6732,965,791875971,00311,494,960
New Jersey44,49049,362,20521,55023,909,7438,8709,840,99183,112,939
New Mexico26,40029,291,65711,27212,506,0942,0272,248,87444,046,625
New York169,245187,779,155159,707177,196,51631,65135,116,711400,092,382
North Carolina69,17376,748,74235,61839,518,80911,16212,384,508128,652,059
North Dakota3,1943,543,5481,8582,060,969599664,1656,268,681
Ohio91,345101,348,16750,97956,561,4769,88110,963,639168,873,282
Oklahoma37,52941,639,37611,82813,123,0414,0534,497,12959,259,545
Oregon23,08125,608,64817,96019,926,6933,1143,455,07448,990,414
Pennsylvania79,97988,737,65848,68654,017,85913,72415,227,304157,982,821
Rhode Island8,7519,709,7215,9016,547,6411,5431,711,48917,968,850
South Carolina43,05447,769,14622,90225,410,3978,7919,753,62882,933,171
South Dakota6,5757,294,8572,3002,551,513763846,45810,692,828
Tennessee58,65665,079,75550,39155,908,97610,95012,149,506133,138,237
Texas218,531242,462,45360,38266,994,19725,08727,834,679337,291,329
Utah14,29615,861,3437,5418,367,319892989,34425,218,006
Vermont5,9246,572,2664,8545,385,0751,3241,468,93613,426,277
Virginia40,34144,758,61316,35418,145,3156,3367,029,63169,933,559
Washington55,83261,946,78430,40933,738,9155,2265,798,498101,484,197
West Virginia16,12717,893,24810,01611,113,0642,1032,333,21031,339,522
Wisconsin37,02341,077,59025,52728,322,6829,55210,597,62979,997,901
Wyoming4,1984,658,0171,5331,700,953339375,8776,734,847

 

1 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, MSIS State Summary FY 2004. http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicaidDataSourcesGenInfo/02_MSISData.asp
2 Calculations of prevalence rates based on 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
3 Calculations of direct cost per person, are based on Weiss et al (2000) inflated by medical care component of CPI to 2004. Indirect cost 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.

Note: Age groups differ slightly depending on source. Population age groups for Medicaid eligibles are 0-18, 19-64, 65+, while NHIS prevalence rates are for age groups 0-17, 18-64, and 65+. Also, estimates based on age only by State (shown above) can differ substantially from estimates based on race only by State (shown in Tables B.1 through B.6). Combined age-race prevalence of asthma by State is not available.

Page last reviewed September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 1.4. Medicaid Eligible Population and Their Estimated Asthma Prevalence and Expenditures for Medical Care, for People 0-18, 19-64, and 65 and Over, by State, 2004: 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/table1-4.html