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Table 1 Asthma hospitalizations in Italy by age group (years 200911)

From: Empirical validation of the “Pediatric Asthma Hospitalization Rate” indicator

Age group Number of hospitalizations Average annual rate (per 1,000) RR
2–4 years 7,742 1.50 15.0
5–9 years 4,319 0.50 5.0
10–14 years 1,815 0.21 2.1
15–17 years 513 0.10 Ref.
Total 14,389 0.52  
  1. RR, risk ratio.
  2. Data source: Ministry of Health.