TABLE 4

At-Risk Analysis of Asthma-Related Health Care Use and Mortality Rates in the United States, in 2003–2004, Among Children 0 to 17 Years of Age With Current Asthma, According to Race and Ethnicity

Ambulatory Care Visits, Mean (SE), No. per 1000 Children With Current AsthmaaED Visits, Mean (SE), No. per 10 000 Children With Current AsthmaHospital Discharges, Mean (SE), No. per 10 000 Children With Current AsthmaDeaths, Mean (SE), No. per 1 Million Children With Current Asthma
Total1029 (152)1183 (112)285 (38)28 (2)
Race
    Black678 (174)2179 (301)372 (69)68 (6)
    White1162 (184)951 (108)187 (34)16 (1)
Race/ethnicityb
    Hispanic1606 (325)NA20 (3)
    MexicanNANANA21 (4)
    Non-Hispanic black552 (133)2084 (293)NA70 (7)
    Non-Hispanic white1062 (181)798 (103)NA14 (2)
  • NA indicates not available; —, estimate was unreliable.

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

  • b Data for Puerto Rican children were either unavailable or unreliable.