Recent trends in asthma hospitalization and mortality in the United States.

@article{Getahun2005RecentTI,
  title={Recent trends in asthma hospitalization and mortality in the United States.},
  author={Darios Getahun and Kitaw Demissie and George G. Rhoads},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2005},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={373-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the recent trends in asthma hospitalization and mortality rates by age, gender, and race categories in the United States. METHODS The National Hospital Discharge Survey Database for the years 1995 to 2002 was used to examine trends in asthma hospitalization. An International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code of 493.0 was used to identify primary hospitalization for asthma. Hospitalization rates were estimated using U.S. Census… CONTINUE READING

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