Table 1

Number and average annual rates for asthma hospital admissions and mortality in Ecuador, 2000–2018

CharacteristicsHospital admissions for asthma n (%)Average annual rate of hospital admissions per 100 000 population
(95% CI)
Asthma deaths
n (%)
Average asthma mortality rate per 100 000 population (95% CI)
Overall58 250 (100)21 (19.3 to 22.8)1328 (100)0.5 (0.44 to 0.6)
Sex
 Male27 123 (46.6)19.6 (18 to 21.2)663 (49.9)0.52 (0.43 to 0.59)
 Female31 227 (53.4)22.6 (20.5 to 24.7)665 (50.1)0.52 (0.42 to 0.61)
Age group (years)
 <516 087 (27.6)51.9 (47.5 to 56.3)128 (9)0.44 (0.27 to 0.57)
 5–1920 605 (35.4)23.8 (22.4 to 25.1)122 (8.6)0.13 (0.09 to 0.18)
 20–448582 (14.7)8.5 (7.4 to 9.5)151 (10.6)0.14 (0.11 to 0.17)
 45–646852 (11.8)16.9 (14 to 19.7)178 (12.5)0.42 (0.33 to 0.51)
 >646119 (10.5)37.6 (29.9 to 45.3)843 (59.3)4.9 (4.13 to 5.80)
Region
 Coast31 597 (54.2)22.8 (20.6 to 25.1)782 (58.9)0.59 (0.53 to 0.67)
 Andean21 967 (37.8)17.7 (16.5 to 19)512 (38.5)0.46 (0.32 to 0.59)
 Amazon and Galapagos4500 (8)32.4 (28 to 36.9)34 (2.60)0.27 (0.12 to 0.43)