TABLE 3.

Average Annual Asthma Hospitalizations (per 10 000) Among Children Younger Than 18 Years, Selected Years 1980 to 1999, United States*

1980–19811985–19861990–19911995–19961998–1999
Overall21.626.329.531.726.9
Race
 White16.019.016.716.515.5
 Black45.548.057.671.056.9
Age
 0–4 y38.048.955.759.751.4
 5–10 y21.221.622.827.424.2
 11–17 y11.613.814.814.812.1
  • Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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

  • Hispanic origin not available. Race categories include persons of Hispanic origin.