TABLE 2.

Average Annual Office Visits for Asthma (per 1000) Among Children Younger Than 18 Years, Selected Years 1980 to 1999, United States*

Office Visits to Private Physician OfficesHospital ED VisitsHospital OPD VisitsTotal Ambulatory Asthma Visits
1980–198119851990–19911995–19961998–19991995–19961998–19991995–19961998–19991995–19961998–1999
Overall38.136.141.748.761.410.411.46.77.765.780.5
Race
 White39.137.840.248.159.37.59.04.75.560.373.9
 Black35.245.555.171.725.826.217.419.398.2117.1
Age
 0–4 y36.431.238.254.967.014.815.67.710.977.493.5
 5–10 y50.461.349.250.871.411.412.08.77.270.990.6
 11–17 y30.019.337.542.248.56.28.04.05.952.462.4
  • Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • * All relative SEs for estimates are below 30% unless indicated.

  • Hispanic origin not reported because of insufficient data. Race categories include persons of Hispanic origin.

  • The relative SE is >30%. The estimate is unreliable.