About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 54.9 emergency department visits for asthma per 10,000 persons aged 5 years and over occurred in 2013-15

Target: 44.0 emergency department visits for asthma per 10,000 persons

Numerator
Number of visits to the emergency department with a first-listed diagnosis of asthma (ICD-9-CM code 493) among persons aged 5 years and over.
Denominator
Number of persons aged 5 years and over.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were evaluated for this objective, but it was not possible to project a target because the targets were not statistically significant improvements from the baseline. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.

Methodology

Methodology notes

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.

History

Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from Healthy People 2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from the related Healthy People 2020 objectives in that it is a composite of objectives RD-3.2 and RD-3.3, which tracked emergency department (ED) visits for asthma among persons aged 5 to 64 years, and 65 years and over, respectively. The Healthy People 2030 data are age adjusted.