Rhode Island Numbers
- In 2012 about 112,000 Rhode Islanders had asthma.
Adults With Asthma
- Since 2005 the percentage of adults who said they had asthma is above the national average.
Children with Asthma
- The percentage of children with asthma in Rhode Island is above the national average.
Lifetime asthma: reported ever being diagnosed with asthma by a physician.
Current asthma reported that they still have asthma
Data `Table Behavior Risk Factor Survey
National Health Interview Survey
- In 2012, there were about 1,300 hospitalizations in Rhode Island where asthma was the main reason for admission.
- From 2001 to 2009 the rate of asthma hospitalizations slowly increased from 13 to 17 per 10,000 Rhode Islanders. More recent data has shown a downward trend, with a rate of 12 per 10,000 Rhode Islanders in 2012.
Emergency Department Visits
- Since 2005, asthma-related emergency department rates have ranged from 60 to 68 emergency department visits per 10,000 individuals per year.
Rates: Age-adjusted to the year 2000 U.S. standard population.
First diagnosis: the principal or primary discharge diagnosis of asthma ICD-9-CM codes 493.00 – 493.92.
Hospitalization Rates by Age/Ethnicity, 2010 - 2012
Children Younger than 4 Years
People Aged 5 to 65
People aged 65 or older
- There are disparities in asthma hospitalization rates among racial and ethnic groups.
- Non-Hispanic white children's hospitalization rates for asthma is 13.9 per 10,000 children compared to 38.1 per 10,000 Non-Hispanic black children in 2012.