About the National Data
Baseline: 101.6 emergency department visits for COPD per 10,000 adults aged 45 years and over occurred in 2016
Target: 64.0 per 10,000
Minimal statistical significance
FOR MULTIPLE DATA YEARS: Emergency department visit rates are calculated based on sum of July 1 estimates of the civilian noninstitutionalized populations for each of the data years involved (e.g., the denominator of a rate for 2013-2015 combined is the sum of the population estimates for 2013, 2014, and 2015). The population estimates are from the Vintage matching the data year for the postcensal period based on the 2010 census (e.g., July 1, 2015 civilian noninstitutionalized population estimates from Vintage 2015). July 1, 2010 population estimates based on the 2000 census are used for 2010.