Table 1.

Study Population and Discharge per Thousand Population for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, Age 0–17 Years

Population
1994
Hospital Discharges per Thousand
AsthmaLower Respiratory,
Nonasthma
Upper
Respiratory
Nonrespiratory
19851994198519941985199419851994
State
 New York4 473 0133.554.774.044.365.442.0540.5927.92
 Maine359 7071.741.334.172.566.601.5236.6523.15
 New Hampshire297 4271.981.093.302.347.790.8233.6418.58
 Vermont158 1771.401.303.783.474.332.0632.3619.54
Age (years)
 0–2972 8956.147.8417.3816.107.804.3577.1352.32
 3–4632 9345.166.303.453.107.812.5236.7620.56
 5–91 424 8893.073.941.571.526.831.7226.6216.83
 10–172 257 6052.002.270.740.833.640.8834.5223.89
Sex
 Female2 617 9772.683.353.243.435.441.7034.1724.71
 Male2 670 3463.905.094.754.765.762.1845.2428.89
Median household income
 (zip code)
 Low (≤$27 000)1 772 5965.527.395.865.965.902.7148.2433.30
 Medium ($27 001–37 000)1 740 1492.653.243.983.906.041.7637.9324.99
 High (≥$37 001)1 775 5791.762.042.222.434.891.3633.2822.14
Rural (zip code)
 Metropolitan4 454 5773.504.693.774.105.331.9639.7227.50
 Nonmetropolitan833 7462.161.785.294.097.131.8739.9423.16
Population
1993
19851993198519931985199319851993
Race/ethnicity*
 White, non-Hispanic3 687 6471.832.043.273.086.182.0135.5621.49
 Black, non-Hispanic653 4038.3812.836.078.583.743.2956.9345.12
 Hispanic726 9816.0210.095.516.313.653.4738.3032.93
  • * Reported for 1985 and 1993; 1994 race/ethnicity coding was incomplete in New York state.