RD-2.1 Reduce hospitalizations for asthma among children under age 5 years

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
Yes
Measure
per 10,000 
Baseline (Year)
41.4 (2007)
Target
18.2
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Numerator
Number of discharges with a principal diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among children under age 5 years
Denominator
Number of children under age 5 years
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

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

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The target was revised from 18.1 to 18.2 due to a change in the rounding rules for target calculations of Minimal Statistical Significance.