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RD-1.1 Data Details

RD-1.1 Reduce asthma deaths among children and adults under age 35 years

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (CDC/NCHS)
Population Estimates; U.S. Census Bureau (Census)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
per 1,000,000 
Baseline (Year)
3.4 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
This measure is being tracked for informational purposes. If warranted, a target will be set during the decade.
Number of asthma deaths (ICD-10 codes J45-J46) among persons under age 35 years
Number of persons under age 35 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Deaths due to asthma (ICD-10 codes J45-J46).

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Death rates are calculated based on the resident population of the United States for the data year involved. For census years (e.g. 2010), population counts enumerated as of April 1 are used. For all other years, populations estimates as of July 1 are used. Postcensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for years after a census year and match the data year vintage (e.g. July 1, 2011 resident population estimates from Vintage 2011 are used as the denominator for 2011 rates). Intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations for the years between censuses (e.g. 1991-1999, 2001-2009). Race-specific population estimates for 1991 and later use bridged-race categories.

Trend Issues
Mortality data by marital status were not available for 60% of Georgia’s records in 2008 and 94% of Georgia’s records in 2009. Therefore, 2008 and 2009 data by marital status should be interpreted with caution.
Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective combines the age groups tracked by three Healthy People 2010 asthma deaths objectives: persons under age 5 years (objective 24-1a), 5–14 years (objective 24-1b), and 15–34 year (objective 24-1c) into one age group for persons under age 35 years.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

In 2013, rates for 2007–2009 were revised using intercensal population estimates based on the 2000 and 2010 censuses instead of the postcensal estimates for the denominator. However, the baseline estimate for the total population did not change so the target remained the same. Some baseline estimates for population subgroups were revised.