RD-2.3 Reduce hospitalizations for asthma among adults aged 65 years and older

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)
25.3 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance
Number of discharges with a principal diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) 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

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

Age Adjustment

This Indicator uses Age-Adjustment Groups:

  • Total: 65-74, 75+
  • Sex: 65-74, 75+
  • Race/Ethnicity: 65-74, 75+
  • Geographic Region: 65-74, 75+
  • Marital Status: 65-74, 75+
Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The target was revised from 20.3 to 20.1 due to a change in the rounding rules for target calculations of Minimal Statistical Significance.