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Oregon EPHT Asthma Hospitalization Indicators

Asthma Indicator:   Hospitalizations

Measure : Annual number of hospitalizations

 

Data used in the calculation of these measures were collected by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems for the Hospital Discharge Index (HDI). The HDI provides a central database of all Oregon hospital discharges for public health surveillance and hospital policy analysis. Information on emergency room visits, urgent care, outpatient surgery and clinic visits is not included in this database.

 

Tracking asthma hospitalizations will let Oregon EPHT  look more closely at the relationship between asthma and indoor and outdoor pollutants by examining trends, geographic or demographic differences, and targeting interventions to those most in need of care.   EPHT can also assist in monitoring the burden of asthma, asthma trends and how asthma affects the quality of life.

 

The table and graph below show the number of asthma hospitalizations between 2000 and 2006 for Oregon and the 36 Oregon counties. The considerable variation among counties in the number of hospitalizations can largely be explained by their diverse population sizes. Some of the changes over time may also be due to changes in population.

 

 

Table 1:   Number of annual asthma hospitalizations from 2000 to 2006 by county 

 

Graph 1:   Number of annual asthma hospitalizations in Oregon, from 2000 to 2006 

 

 

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Table 1:   Number of annual asthma hospitalizations from 2000 to 2006 by county

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Oregon

2,260

2,263

2,533

2,472

2,152

2,446

2,192

Baker

14

7

7

11

4

9

5

Benton

18

24

20

24

27

17

24

Clackamas

167

158

212

178

148

166

147

Clatsop

36

33

33

28

28

35

30

Columbia

30

32

35

33

33

34

34

Coos

84

75

84

88

78

113

88

Crook

12

10

12

27

16

17

7

Curry

19

14

24

32

26

24

25

Deschutes

92

66

79

62

49

77

61

Douglas

115

114

159

139

104

107

94

Gilliam

2

3

0

2

0

5

1

Grant

1

3

2

5

9

4

2

Harney

5

22

29

22

6

6

6

Hood River

14

4

2

12

5

6

4

Jackson

116

136

139

185

136

197

156

Jefferson

21

26

25

24

23

17

14

Josephine

48

59

78

87

61

81

50

Klamath

45

47

57

53

67

67

45

Lake

6

14

9

12

9

6

6

Lane

150

173

206

174

196

202

194

Lincoln

28

37

23

23

39

38

26

Linn

126

107

92

85

75

84

83

Malheur

10

7

11

18

21

10

10

Marion

120

122

133

162

132

155

153

Morrow

9

10

10

9

8

2

1

Multnomah

532

522

552

501

463

539

527

Polk

16

18

18

34

18

28

33

Sherman

0

3

3

7

7

3

2

Tillamook

31

43

27

18

14

16

9

Umatilla

34

53

65

52

26

20

22

Union

22

18

15

38

26

9

13

Wallowa

4

4

9

7

7

6

7

Wasco

20

21

22

30

26

26

41

Washington

258

224

257

223

205

265

225

Wheeler

1

3

2

3

0

0

0

Yamhill

54

51

82

64

60

55

47

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Graph 1:   Number of annual asthma hospitalizations in Oregon, from 2000 to 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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