T8_3_2_2_3

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_2.2_3
Admissions for asthmaa per 100,000 population,b age 65 and over, by State, 2000, 2004, 2007, and 2008
 2008200720042000
StateRateSERateSERateSERateSE
Total247.38.1216.16.8219.97.1159.35.2
Arizona188.14.9158.14.5166.64.9115.44.4
Arkansas183.36.8165.16.5203.07.3DNCDNC
California222.92.4190.82.2193.62.3137.31.9
Colorado168.87.5139.25.4129.35.4108.34.9
Connecticut221.07.0203.96.6194.06.7130.05.3
Florida254.62.9219.92.7231.52.8138.52.2
Georgia246.55.1229.05.1237.25.3151.64.2
Hawaii178.29.9197.612.2202.611.0219.612.3
Illinois290.24.4249.94.1255.94.1192.43.5
Indiana286.66.2221.05.3221.55.4DNCDNC
Iowa127.75.4123.75.3117.25.2104.14.8
Kansas183.08.0156.87.4176.37.7109.45.9
Kentucky277.07.4233.16.8261.17.1197.26.5
Louisiana277.18.0DNCDNCDNCDNCDNCDNC
Maine147.28.6132.68.2DNCDNC130.98.7
Maryland326.27.0313.06.9218.35.9150.25.0
Massachusetts278.05.7256.85.7228.45.2165.94.4
Michigan279.34.8227.54.3219.94.2144.73.4
Minnesota150.85.2153.05.3148.75.4DNCDNC
Missouri189.74.9159.84.5168.24.7103.53.8
Nebraska169.18.9121.07.4146.98.6DNCDNC
Nevada193.08.4134.17.0159.58.3DNCDNC
New Hampshire145.09.4122.98.6127.29.0DNCDNC
New Jersey310.45.2275.95.0262.74.8149.63.6
New York320.73.6288.43.4294.43.4230.83.0
North Carolina223.84.5205.84.4214.34.6169.74.2
Ohio295.64.5247.64.1234.04.0DNCDNC
Oklahoma202.36.6199.56.6DNCDNCDNCDNC
Oregon130.55.3122.75.1110.84.9104.74.8
Pennsylvania319.94.3DNCDNCDNCDNC183.53.1
Rhode Island230.112.4196.911.5175.010.6DNCDNC
South Carolina232.66.5231.36.5231.18.1182.86.9
South Dakota138.312.4131.812.8178.116.4DNCDNC
Tennessee249.16.0233.66.1237.85.7158.74.6
Texas247.83.6231.73.5234.95.4161.84.2
Utah71.75.684.36.2131.98.1102.87.2
Vermont116.811.7133.212.7110.311.8DNCDNC
Virginia259.35.4216.04.9237.65.3190.44.9
Washington113.53.9113.13.9114.24.1108.03.9
West Virginia290.110.1270.39.8355.311.5164.87.7
Wisconsin177.75.0143.44.5146.14.5125.64.2
Wyoming147.315.7120.114.1DNCDNCDNCDNC

a. Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Prevention Quality Indicators (PQI) software, asthma must be the principal diagnosis. Excludes admissions with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system and transfers from other institutions. The PQI software was modified to limit asthma discharges to age 65 and over.

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

DNC - Data were not collected.

Key: SE: Standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.� State estimates are from the State Inpatient Databases (SID), and not all States participate in HCUP.� Estimates for the total United States are from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which is drawn from the SID and weighted to give national estimates.

 

Current as of March 2012
Internet Citation: T8_3_2_2_3: 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_2_3.html