Table 3.

Asthma-Related ED Visits Among Children With Asthma Aged 3 to 17 Years Receiving Oregon-Medicaid (N = 6,555)

Asthma-Related ED Visit Outcomes
Outcome and GroupUnadjustedAdjusteda
VisitsPredicted probability, %bOR (95% CI)Predicted probability, %bOR (95% CI)
Non-Hispanic White9.5Ref9.9Ref
Non-Hispanic Black13.31.47 (1.06-2.04)13.31.40 (1.04-1.89)
Latine, prefer English10.01.07 (0.84-1.36)10.81.10 (0.85-1.43)
Latine, prefer Spanish9.40.99 (0.78-1.27)9.90.99 (0.77-1.28)
Visit ratePredicted annual ratecRR (95% CI)Predicted annual ratecRR (95% CI)
Non-Hispanic White5.4Ref5.9Ref
Non-Hispanic Black9.91.84 (1.39-2.44)8.81.49 (1.09-2.04)
Latine, prefer English5.51.02 (0.75-1.39)5.30.90 (0.67-1.21)
Latine, prefer Spanish5.41.00 (0.77-1.31)5.40.92 (0.68-1.24)
  • ED = emergency department; OR = odds ratio; RR = rate ratio; Ref = reference.

  • Note: Values in bold denote statistically significant results (P < .05).

  • a Adjusted for age, sex, body mass index, federal poverty level, urbanicity, documented asthma severity, number of yearly visits, albuterol and inhaled corticosteroid prescriptions, influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations, and tobacco smoke exposure.

  • b Predicted probability of ever having had an asthma-related ED visit; adjusted results are averaged over covariates.

  • c Predicted annual rate of asthma-related ED visits per 100 person-years; adjusted results are averaged over covariates.