T8_3_2_1_4

2011 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_2.1_4
Admissions for asthmaa per 100,000 population,b ages 2-17, by income, United States, 2000-2008
    Median income of patient's ZIP Code
  TotalFirst quartile (lowest income)Second quartileThird quartile�Fourth quartile (highest income)
Data year RateSERateSERateSERateSERateSE
Data year2008117.812.6197.834.9101.38.688.58.781.28.4
 2007132.010.0194.419.4134.211.1104.012.089.111.8
 2006144.110.5223.824.1142.610.7111.09.296.810.8
 2005164.915.9227.825.5160.615.7146.517.4124.017.9
 2004155.512.4248.530.4144.911.9118.410.1101.810.5
 2003178.113.1281.533.8174.213.4143.110.4114.211.6
 2002149.411.7210.921.5168.016.1126.811.088.910.1
 2001148.214.0217.833.4154.114.9118.710.195.110.9
 2000164.511.5264.927.6178.013.2139.413.796.811.5

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDI) software, asthma must be the principal diagnosis.� Admissions with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, obstetric admissions, and transfers from other hospitals are excluded.

b. Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident population for 2000 as the U.S. standard population.

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, modified version 4.1.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T8_3_2_1_4: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr11/8_respiratorydiseases/T8_3_2_1_4.html