Table T7_2_1_5-2_1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 7_2_1_5.2_1
Emergency department visits for asthmaa per 100,000 populationb (including inpatient admissions), ages 2–17, United States, 2008–2009
  20092008
Population groupRateSERateSE
Total 965.749.0852.544.1
Age2–41,518.292.41,433.891.1
5–91,136.658.8979.052.9
10–14726.533.6610.027.9
15–17555.722.2496.618.1
GenderMale1,157.857.81,021.353.4
Female764.240.2675.634.6
Median income of patient's ZIP CodeFirst quartile (lowest income)1,414.4134.51,196.397.6
Second quartile1,042.370.4916.962.4
Third quartile775.346.0731.848.7
Fourth quartile (highest income)606.050.2553.547.4
Location of patient residenceLarge central metropolitan1,189.0130.6911.4105.8
Large fringe metropolitan926.4101.2850.883.2
Medium metropolitan894.280.8906.5101.8
Small metropolitan709.874.8738.384.7
Micropolitan853.846.5748.248.1
Nonmetropolitan800.838.7717.135.6
Region of inpatient treatmentNortheast1,331.4165.31,197.1119.2
Midwest855.399.7787.999.8
South1,016.277.2857.366.0
West740.577.9668.289.1

a Consistent with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Pediatric Quality Indicators software, asthma must be the principal diagnosis. Excludes admissions with cystic fibrosis or anomalies of the respiratory system, transfers from other institutions, and obstetric admissions.

b Rates are adjusted by age and gender using the total U.S. resident 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 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample, and AHRQ Quality Indicators, modified version 4.1.

Current as of June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T7_2_1_5-2_1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/7_efficiency/T7_2_1_5-2_1.html