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RD-11 Data Details

RD-11 Reduce hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

About the Data

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

National Data Source
National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS); 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 10,000 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
56.0 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Number of hospital discharges with a principal diagnosis of COPD (ICD-9-CM codes 490-492, 496) among adults aged 45 years and over
Number of adults aged 45 years and over
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable
Methodology Notes

Principal diagnosis is the diagnosis chiefly responsible for admission of the person to the hospital.

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Hospital discharge rates are calculated using the July 1 estimates of the civilian population from the Vintage matching the data year for the postcensal period based on the 2000 census. For example, July 1, 2007 civilian population for rates of data year 2007, the 2007 estimates from Vintage 2007 are used as the denominator for 2007 rates. Rates for 2010 are also calculated using the July 1 estimates based on the 2000 census.

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Sex: 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Region: 45-64, 65-74, 75+
  • Marital Status: 45-64, 65-74, 75+