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Asthma hospitalization rate in Rhode Island

Asthma hospitalization rate

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Definition and Source



The rate of child hospitalizations with a primary asthma diagnosis per 1,000 children under age 18. Data are reported by place of child's residence at the time of hospitalization.

Data Source

Rhode Island Department of Health, Hospital Discharge Database.


Starting with data for 2011, rates are based on the Census 2010 population. Previous years are based on the Census 2000 population. This change should be noted when looking at trends over time.

The year indicated is the mid-year of a five-year period of data.

Last Updated

May 2015