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Hospitalizations for Asthma

Asthma hospitalizations include the number of people who were admitted to the hospital for asthma. Asthma hospital admissions tend to be for more severe asthma attacks and do not include asthma among individuals who do not receive medical care, who are not hospitalized, or who are treated in outpatient settings. These data can be used to identify trends and patterns of hospital admissions over time and in different geographic areas. This data may be compared with other risk factors, such as air pollution, to identify at-risk populations and environmental relationships. Advanced options include age group, and gender.

Measure Description:

  • The Count of Hospitalizations is the number of inpatient hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis code for asthma.
  • The Crude Rate (Per 10K) is the rate of inpatient hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis code for asthma per 10,000 Population.
  • The Age Adjusted Rate (Per 10K) is the age adjusted rate of inpatient hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis code for asthma per 10,000 Population. Age adjustment to the 2000 Standard US Census is done to allow direct comparison of rates in counties and state with different population age distributions.

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