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WAYNE County Asthma Statistics

  • 13.1% of adults 18 years of age and older reported currently having asthma. [2018-2020 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey]

  • 11.8% of children less than 18 years of age reported currently having asthma. [2018-2020 Michigan Behavioral Risk Factor Survey]

  • In WAYNE county there were 84 deaths from asthma between 2017 and 2019. The mortality rate of asthma is 15.1 per 1,000,000 people. The mortality rate for asthma in WAYNE county is higher than the state rate.1 [2017-2019 Mortality Files]

  • There are about 1,864 hospitalizations each year in WAYNE County for asthma. The rate of asthma hospitalization is 11.1 hospital stays per 10,000 people. 1 [2018-2020 Michigan Inpatient Data Base]

Table 1. Annual Average Numbers and Age-Adjusted Rates Per 10,000 of Asthma Hospitalizations
by Gender, Age and Race in WAYNE County and Michigan, 2018-20201
[Michigan Inpatient Data Base]

Group Average Number of
Hospitalizations per Year
in WAYNE County
WAYNE County
Asthma Hospitalization Rate
per 10,000 People
Michigan Asthma
Hospitalization Rate
per 10,000 People
Sex
Male 756 9.2 4.6
Female 1,109 12.6 6.5
Race
White 408 4.3 3.1
Black 1,426 20.8 17.5
Age
0 to 17 722 17.4 9.1
18 and Older 1,143 8.8 4.3
 
All Ages 1,864 11.1 5.6
*Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 US population. 2018-2020 yearly bridged-race population estimates provided by the National Vital Statistics System and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were used in calculations. For records missing data on race, race was assigned based on the hospitalized population within that data year.

~Insufficient data to compute a stable rate (Total count of events 1-19 between 2018 and 2020).


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Footnotes

1
Rates and percents are age-adjusted to the 2000 standard population.
2
Insufficient data to compute a stable rate (Total count of events 1-4).