TABLE 2

At-Risk Analysis of Asthma-Related Health Care Use and Mortality Rates in the United States, in 2004–2005, Among Children 0 to 17 Years of Age With Current Asthma, According to Age Group and Gender

Ambulatory Care Visits, (SE) No. per 1000 Children With Current AsthmaaED Visits, (SE) No. per 10 000 Children With Current AsthmaHospital Discharges, (SE) No. per 10 000 Children With Current AsthmaDeaths, (SE) No. per 1 Million Children With Current Asthma
0–4 y1827 (314)2676 (340)736 (106)31 (4)
    Male2353 (464)2764 (415)751 (116)34 (5)
    Female1004 (290)2538 (489)712 (123)26 (6)
5–10 y963 (221)1109 (143)286 (42)25 (3)
    Male879 (201)988 (157)313 (51)24 (3)
    Female1092 (324)1296 (243)244 (39)26 (4)
11–17 y739 (122)604 (81)93 (15)29 (2)
    Male703 (130)471 (100)98 (15)33 (4)
    Female786 (197)783 (141)87 (14)23 (3)
Total1029 (152)1183 (112)285 (38)28 (2)
  • a Includes visits to physicians' offices and hospital outpatient departments.