TABLE 3

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 Race and Ethnicity

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
Total8.7 (0.2)89.4 (13.0)102.3 (9.3)24.7 (3.2)2.4 (0.1)
Race
    Black12.8 (0.7)85.7 (21.5)274.1 (34.2)46.8 (8.3)9.0 (0.6)
    White7.9 (0.3)92.5 (14.4)75.6 (8.3)14.9 (2.6)1.3 (0.1)
    American Indian/Alaska Native9.9 (2.5)
    Asian4.9 (0.8)
Race/ethnicity
    Hispanic7.8 (0.4)120.1 (23.5)NA1.5 (0.2)
    Puerto Rican19.2 (2.1)NANANA
    Mexican6.4 (0.4)NANANA1.3 (0.3)
    Non-Hispanic black12.7 (0.7)70.3 (16.4)263.7 (33.4)NA8.8 (0.6)
    Non-Hispanic white8.0 (0.3)86.3 (14.4)64.7 (8.0)NA1.2 (0.1)
  • NA indicates not available; —, estimate was unreliable.

  • a Includes visits to physicians' offices and hospital outpatient departments.