RD-1.3 Reduce asthma deaths among adults aged 65 years and older

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)
43.3 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
Projection/trend analysis
Number of asthma deaths (ICD-10 codes J45-J46) among persons aged 65 years and over
Number of persons aged 65 years and over
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective


Methodology Notes

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

Single-year rates are calculated based on the resident population of the data year involved. For census years, April 1 census counts are used (e.g. 2000). For postcensal years, July 1 estimates from the postcensal Vintage that matches the data year are used (e.g. July 1, 2004 resident population estimates from Vintage 2004 are used to calculate rates for 2004). For intercensal years, intercensal population estimates are used in rate calculations (e.g. 1991-1999). Population estimates for 1991 and later have 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.
Target Calculation Methods
The average annual percent change for the period from 1999 to 2007 was 4.7 percent of the baseline rate (43.3 per million population aged 65 years and over). Applying a 4.7 percent decrease to each successive year from 2008 to 2017 resulted in a target value of 22.9 deaths per million population for this age group.