TABLE 1

Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality Rates in the United States, in 2004–2005, Among Children 0 to 17 Years of Age, According to Age Group and Gender

Current Prevalence, (SE) %Ambulatory Care Visits, (SE) No. per 1000 ChildrenaED Visits, (SE) No. per 10 000 ChildrenHospital Discharges, (SE) No. per 10 000 ChildrenDeaths, (SE) No. per 1 Million Children
0–4 y6.2 (0.3)112.8 (18.4)165.1 (18.9)45.4 (6.1)1.9 (0.2)
    Male7.4 (0.5)173.2 (32.0)203.4 (27.1)55.3 (7.6)2.5 (0.4)
    Female5.0 (0.4)50.0 (13.6)125.0 (21.3)35.1 (5.2)1.3 (0.3)
5–10 y9.3 (0.4)89.2 (20.0)102.6 (12.3)26.5 (3.6)2.3 (0.2)
    Male11.1 (0.6)96.7 (21.4)108.6 (16.0)34.4 (5.2)2.7 (0.3)
    Female7.4 (0.5)81.2 (23.4)96.4 (16.6)18.2 (2.6)1.7 (0.3)
11–17 y10.0 (0.4)73.4 (11.8)59.7 (7.7)9.2 (1.4)2.8 (0.2)
    Male11.1 (0.5)78.5 (14.0)52.1 (10.7)10.8 (1.9)3.6 (0.3)
    Female8.8 (0.5)68.2 (16.2)67.7 (11.6)7.5 (1.1)2.0 (0.3)
Total8.7 (0.2)89.4 (13.0)102.3 (9.3)24.7 (3.2)2.4 (0.1)
  • a Includes visits to physicians' offices and hospital outpatient departments.