Asthma-Driven ED Visit Rate by Race/Ethnicity and Geography

New York Finger Lakes Region (2014-2016)

The rate of ED visits due to asthma are much higher for African-American and Latino populations regardless of location. The rate for African-Americans in suburban areas is more than double white rates in urban areas.


Methodology note: The SES index ranking was developed by Common Ground Health and calculated using a variety of socioeconomic indicators from the American Community Survey including average income, poverty rates, education levels, housing value, and homeownership. Each ZIP code is assigned a socioeconomic (SES) index ranking from 1 to 5. The lower SES ZIP codes tend to have lower average income, higher poverty rates, lower prevalence of college degrees, etc.

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