Most Current Statistic:
- Emergency Room Visit Rate per 100,000 due to Asthma for Adults: 239.2*
- Definition: Age-Adjusted Asthma Emergency Department (ED) Visit Rate per 100,000 Among Children [0-17]
- Data Source & Year: Indiana Hospital Discharge Data, 2020
- Suggested Citation: Indiana Department of Health Office of Data and Analytics [IDOH ODA]. (2021). Indiana Hospital Discharge Data, 2020. Indiana Department of Health (IDOH)
*As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being researched, information on the impacts to asthma emergency department visits in the state of Indiana will be updated as research becomes available and further analysis has been completed.
Last Updated: July 20,2022
The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH)’s Chronic Respiratory Disease Section (CRDS) works under the grant cooperative agreement CDC-RFA-EH19-1902, titled ‘A Comprehensive Public Health Approach to Asthma Control Through Evidence-Based Interventions’.
Under the cooperative agreement CRDS’s purpose is to improve the reach, quality, effectiveness, and sustainability of asthma control services and to reduce asthma morbidity, morality, and disparities by implementing evidence-based strategies across multiple sectors.
The activities also align with the CDC Initiative, Controlling Childhood Asthma Reducing Emergencies (CCARE) – an objective of the prevention of 500,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits and hospitalization due to asthma among children with asthma by August 31, 2024. Along with our multi-sector partners, the use of evidence-based interventions, outlined in the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program (NACP)’s ‘EXHALE’ technical package we continue to expand the reach and access to quality care to individuals with asthma.
Asthma Hospital Data can be used to inform the public about asthma hospitalizations and emergency department visits and for the program planning and evaluation by state and local partners.
Use for Asthma Hospitalization Surveillance:
Asthma hospitalization data can be used to examine the statewide severity of asthma, both from the perspective of the community and from the perspective of individual persons. Some of the questions these data can answer are:
- What are the numbers and rates of hospitalizations for asthma?
- Are the asthma hospitalization rates higher than the national rate or the HP2030 objectives?
- Do asthma hospitalization rates vary by age, sex, race, ethnicity, and/or geography?
- What are the yearly trends in asthma hospitalization rates?