MOST PREVENTABLE HOSPITALIZATIONS OCCUR AMONG POOR CHILDREN

FIGURE 3.2

Hospitalizations for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions per 1,000 children under age 5, United States, 1989. Data are from 10 states having a total populationof 95 million. High-income areas are zip codes in which fewer than 15 percent of households have annualincomes below $15,000; low-income a reas are zip codes in which 50 percent or more of households haveannual incomes below $15,000.

SOURCE: Adapted from Center for Health Economics Research (1993,p. 57).

TABLE 3.1 Hospitalizations for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions per 1,000 Children Under Age 5, by Area of Residence, United States, 1989

 

Number of Hospitalizations (per 1,000 children)

Condition

Low-Income Areas

High-Income Areas

Bacterial pneumonia

11.21

2.78

Asthma

11.12

2.55

Gastroenteritis

5.67

2.10

Dehydration

5.61

3.01

Severe ear/nose/throat infections

5.04

1.21

Kidney/urinary infection

1.91

0.78

Iron deficiency anemia

1.02

0.14

NOTE: Data are from 10 states having a total population of 95 million. High-income areas are zip codes in which fewer than 15 percent of households have annual incomes below $15,000; low-income areas are zip codes in which 50 percent or more of households have annual incomes below $15,000. SOURCE: Adapted from Center for Health Economics Research (1993, p. 57).



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