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ICD Code: 493. Asthma



ICD Code: 493. Article Review
Title: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; "National Surveillance for Asthma---United States, 1980-2004." Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; V.56; No.SS-8; 10/19/07; p1
      TRENDS IN CURRENT ASTHMA PREVALENCE: Based on the National Health Interview Survey, the prevalence of current asthma was reported as follows in males versus females (all ages): 2001, 8,580,000 vs 11,701,000; 2002, 8,461,000 vs 11,565,000; 2003, 8,213,000 vs 11,623,000; 2004, 8,937,000 vs 11,608,000. The current prevalence in 2004 was reported as follows for selected variables: race (white, 15,855,000; black, 3,376,000; other, 1,313,000); ethnicity (Hispanic or Latino, 2,124,000; not Hispanic or Latino, 18,421,000); age (0-4 years, 1,120,000; 5-14 years, 3,701,000; 15-34 years, 5,616,000; 35-64 years, 7,679,000; 65 or older, 2,429,000).
      PERSONS REPORTING ASTHMA ATTACK: During 2001-2003, the estimated average annual number of persons reporting an asthma attack during the preceding 12 months was reported as 4,730,000 males and 6,916,000 females. The number of males versus females was reported as follows by age: ages under 18 years, 2,412,000 vs 1,698,000; ages 18 or older, 2,319,000 vs 5,219,000; ages 0-4 years, 528,000 vs 379,000; ages 5-14 years, 1,563,000 vs 1,004,000; ages 15-34 years, 1,236,000 vs 2,020,000 (ages 15-19 years, 500,000 vs 533,000; ages 20-24 years, 308,000 vs 511,000; ages 25-34 years, 428,000 vs 976,000); ages 35-64 years, 1,160,000 vs 2,890,000; ages 65 and older, 243,000 vs 624,000.
      The estimated number of persons with a self-reported asthma attack during the preceding 12 months was reported as follows in males versus females: 1999, 4,310,000 vs 6,178,000; 2000, 4,567,000 vs 6,413,000; 2001, 4,894,000 vs 7,092,000; 2002, 4,863,000 vs 7,045,000; 2003, 4,434,000 vs 6,612,000; 2004, 5,164,000 vs 6,520,000. The corresponding data were reported as follows in whites versus blacks: 1999, 8,214,000 vs 1,513,000; 2000, 8,568,000 vs 1,605,000; 2001, 9,277,000 vs 1,898,000; 2002, 9,112,000 vs 1,962,000; 2003, 8,299,000 vs 1,850,000; 2004, 9,003,000 vs 1,958,000. The corresponding data were reported as follows in Hispanic/Latinos versus non-Hispanic/Latinos: 1999, 1,089,000 vs 9,392,000; 2000, 1,087,000 vs 9,892,000; 2001, 1,164,000 vs 10,822,000; 2002, 1,087,000 vs 10,821,000; 2003, 1,318,000 vs 9,728,000; 2004, 1,242,000 vs 10,442,000. The corresponding data were reported as follows for ages under 18 years versus ages 18 or older: 1999, 3,799,000 vs 6,689,000; 2000, 3,998,000 vs 6,982,000; 2001, 4,156,000 vs 7,830,000; 2002, 4,197,000 vs 7,711,000; 2003, 3,975,000 vs 7,071,000; 2004, 3,975,000 vs 7,709,000.
      ASTHMA MORTALITY: Based on data from the National Vital Statistics System, the rate (per million population) of death with asthma as the underlying cause was reported as follows for selected variables (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, respectively): males, 13.3, 11.8, 12.3, 11.4, 10.4; females, 18.2, 17.5, 17.2, 15.9, 14.5; whites, 13.1, 12.2, 12.1, 11.4, 10.4; blacks, 38.7, 35.9, 34.1, 31.4, 30.6; other race, 19.3, 17.4, 13.7, 16.0, 13.1; Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 15.7, 13.2, 13.2, 13.0, 11.4; age under 18 years, 2.9, 2.6, 3.0, 2.7, 2.5; age 18 or older, 20.4, 19.3, 18.8, 17.9, 16.5.
     

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