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Emergency department visit rate due to asthma

This indicator shows the rate of emergency department visits due to asthma per 10,000 population. Asthma is a chronic health condition which causes very serious breathing problems. When properly controlled through close outpatient medical supervision, individuals and families can manage their asthma without costly emergency intervention. In Maryland, there are nearly 50,000 emergency department visit related to asthma each year.

Measurement Period: 2014
Value: 78.7

County

78.7

State

68.3

National

HP 2020

  • 26.9
  • 125.9
  • 224.8

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Maryland's State Health Improvement Process (SHIP)

  • 62.5
    • 26.9
    • 125.9
    • 224.8
  • Maryland's State Health Improvement Process (SHIP) provides a framework for continual progress toward a healthier Maryland. The SHIP includes 39 measures in five focus areas that represent what it means for Maryland to be healthy.

    Each measure has a data source and a target, and where possible, can be assessed at the county level. Detailed information is provided for each objective organized by Vision Areas in links below.

Demographics

  • Emergency department visit rate due to asthma; Asian/ Pacific Islander Non-Hispanic
      Low: 7.2             High: 10
  • Emergency department visit rate due to asthma; Black Non-Hispanic
    72.1
      Low: 62.5             High: 288.5
  • Emergency department visit rate due to asthma; Hispanic
      Low: 22             High: 47.2
  • Emergency department visit rate due to asthma; White Non-Hispanic
      Low: 14.7             High: 68.7

Historical Data

  • Measurement Period Value
    2014 78.7
    2013 86.7
    2012 79.4
    2011 79.6
    2010 83.6
    2009 89.3
    2008 59.7

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