Table 8_3_2-2

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 8_3_2.2
Asthma admissions (excluding patients with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other institutions) per 100,000 population, age 18 and over, United States, 2000 and 2005
Population group20052000
RateaSERateaSE
Total127.33.8112.33.3
Age18–4475.42.791.43.0
45–64157.05.1127.14.1
65 and over235.57.6151.95.0
Age65–69195.27.0129.95.3
70–74219.57.9148.75.2
75–79246.68.7158.56.1
80–84294.310.7177.67.9
85 and over270.712.4180.27.9
GenderMale74.22.563.32.2
Female175.15.1158.14.5
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)190.010.2191.211.5
Second quartile131.45.9120.05.3
Third quartile109.25.095.14.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)87.45.669.84.8
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan150.411.8144.612.0
Large fringe metropolitan121.710.6109.78.6
Medium metropolitan116.911.579.19.1
Small metropolitan96.712.389.210.4
Micropolitan (nonmetro)127.88.2107.29.2
Noncore (nonmetro)130.49.3117.38.4
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast149.411.0149.311.7
Midwest124.26.0104.66.4
South141.67.2113.44.2
West88.45.085.64.9

a Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. population for 2000 as the standard population; when reporting is by age, the adjustment is by gender only; when reporting is by gender, the adjustment is by age only.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and AHRQ Quality Indicators, version 3.1.

 

Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 8_3_2-2: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_3_2-2.html