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RD-2.2 Data Details

RD-2.2 Reduce hospitalizations for asthma among children and adults aged 5 to 64 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 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)
11.1 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Number of discharges with a principal diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among persons aged 5 to 64 years
Number of persons aged 5 to 64 years
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
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: 5-17, 18-44, 45-64
  • Sex: 5-17, 18-44, 45-64
  • Race/Ethnicity: 5-17, 18-44, 45-64
  • Geographic Region: 5-17, 18-44, 45-64
  • Health Insurance Status: 5-17, 18-44, 45-64
  • Marital Status: 15-17, 18-44, 45-64

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, the target was revised from 8.6 to 8.7 hospitalizations for asthma per 10,000 children and adults aged 5 to 64 years due to a change in the rounding rules for target calculations of Minimal Statistical Significance.