Asthma Dataenvironmental public health tracking

Purpose

To determine trends in asthma among Rhode Islanders.

Key Information

The prevalence and healthcare use of adults and children with current asthma.

Rhode Island Numbers

  • Since 2010, the percentage of Rhode Island adults with current asthma is above the national average.

  • 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 493.00493.92.