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ICD Code: 493. Asthma



ICD Code: 493. Article Review
Title: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; "Forecasted State-Specific Estimates of Self-Reported Asthma Prevalence: United States, 1998." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; V.47; No.47; 12/4/98; p1022
      STUDY DESIGN: To estimate the 1998 prevalence rate of asthma for each state, CDC analyzed national self-reported asthma prevalence data from 1995. Persons were considered to have asthma if they had an asthma diagnosis by a physician at some time in their life and had reported symptoms of asthma during the preceding 12 months.
      PREVALENCE: In 1998, asthma affected an estimated 17,299,000 persons in the U.S. The state with the largest estimated number of persons with asthma was California (2,268,300), followed by New York (1,236,200) and Texas (1,175,100). State-specific prevalence rates ranged from 5.8% to 7.2%. Differences in asthma prevalence rates between states were not significant.

Search Criteria: Text - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; V.47; No.47; 12/4/98; p1022