RD-2.2 Reduce hospitalizations for asthma among children and adults aged 5 to 64 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 (age adjusted—see Comments)
Baseline (Year)
11.1 (2007)
Target
8.7
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Numerator
Number of discharges with a principal diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among persons aged 5 to 64 years
Denominator
Number of persons aged 5 to 64 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.

FOR SINGLE DATA YEARS: Hospital discharge Rrates 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
Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The target was revised from 8.6 to 8.7 due to a change in the rounding rules for target calculations of Minimal Statistical Significance.