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Emergency Room Visits Due to Asthma (San Diego County, 2010)

Age-adjusted asthma emergency department visits per 10,000 residents of San Diego County, by race ethnicity, 2010.
  • African Americans in San Diego County visit the emergency department due to asthma at a rate over five times higher than that for Whites (139.5 per 10,000 versus 25.4 per 10,000).
     
  • African Americans in San Diego County visit the emergency department due to asthma at a rate of 139.5 per 10,000 residents.
     
  • Latinos in San Diego County visit the emergency department due to asthma at a rate of 37.6 per 10,000 residents.
     
  • Asians and Pacific Islanders in San Diego County visit the emergency department due to asthma at a rate of 18.2 per 10,000 residents.

 

African American

Latino

Asian / Pacific Islander

White

Emergency Department Visits, Rate per 10,000 Residents, San Diego County, 2010

139.5 37.6 18.2 25.4

Definition: An asthma emergency department visit is an admission to a licensed emergency department in California with the primary diagnosis of asthma. The rate of asthma emergency department visits is the number of visits per 10,000 residents, age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population.

Source: 
California Breathing - County Asthma Profiles, California Department of Public Health
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