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Discharges for Asthma per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees, by Race
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    Discharges for Asthma per 1,000 Medicare Enrollees, by Race
    (Race: Overall; Year: 2014; Region Levels: State)
    Alabama 2.1
    Alaska 1.2
    Arizona 1.3
    Arkansas 1.0
    California 1.4
    Colorado 0.8
    Connecticut 1.4
    Delaware 1.2
    District of Columbia 1.7
    Florida 2.1
    Georgia 1.3
    Hawaii 1.1
    Idaho 0.7
    Illinois 1.9
    Indiana 1.8
    Iowa 0.9
    Kansas 1.0
    Kentucky 2.0
    Louisiana 1.5
    Maine 0.8
    Maryland 1.7
    Massachusetts 1.7
    Michigan 2.1
    Minnesota 1.0
    Mississippi 1.4
    Missouri 1.3
    Montana 0.8
    Nebraska 1.2
    Nevada 1.1
    New Hampshire 0.9
    New Jersey 2.1
    New Mexico 1.5
    New York 1.9
    North Carolina 1.2
    North Dakota 1.1
    Ohio 2.1
    Oklahoma 1.3
    Oregon 0.9
    Pennsylvania 1.6
    Rhode Island 2.4
    South Carolina 1.2
    South Dakota 1.3
    Tennessee 1.2
    Texas 1.6
    Utah 0.9
    Vermont 1.0
    Virginia 1.4
    Washington 0.9
    West Virginia 2.3
    Wisconsin 1.6
    Wyoming 0.9
    National Average 1.6
    90th Percentile 2.1
    50th Percentile 1.3
    10th Percentile 0.9
        • DENOMINATOR DEFINITION:
        • 100% of Medicare enrollees age 65-99 with full Part A entitlement and no HMO enrollment during the measurement period. Age, gender, race, and eligibility are determined using the Denominator file.

        • NUMERATOR DEFINITION:
        • Numerator counts are based on ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes. Surgical codes are usually excluded to ensure that the admission was for a medical condition. Asthma: 493xx.

        • ADJUSTMENTS:
        • Rates are adjusted for age, sex and race using the indirect method, using the U.S. Medicare population as the standard. Gender-specific rates are age and race adjusted; race-specific rates are age and sex adjusted.




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