About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of discharges with a principal diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among children under age 5 years
Number of children under age 5 years
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.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.