To determine trends in asthma among Rhode Islanders.
The prevalence and healthcare use of adults and children with current asthma.
Rhode Island Numbers
- The percentage of children with asthma in Rhode Island is above the national average.
- * years 2011 and 2012 are omitted due to small numbers policy. Current asthma prevalence for U.S. children was 8.7% in 2011 and 8.9 in 2012.
- In 2012, the Rhode Island hospitalization rate for patients admitted to a Rhode Island hospital for a primary diagnosis of asthma was 122.6 per 100,000 Rhode Islanders. This rate decreased to 73.4 per 100,000 Rhode Islanders in 2017.
- In 2012, the Rhode Island Emergency Department Visit rate for patients seen in a Rhode Island hospital for a primary diagnosis of asthma was 523.7 per 100,000 Rhode Islanders. This rate decreased to 437.9 per 100,000 Rhode Islanders in 2017.
Age-adjusted to the year 2000 U.S. standard population.
First diagnosis,the principal or primary discharge diagnosis of asthma ICD-9-CM codes 493.00 – 493.92.