Indicator Report - Asthma: Adult Prevalence
Why Is This Important?Asthma is a serious personal and public health issue that has far reaching medical, economic, and psychosocial implications. The burden of asthma can be seen in the number of asthma related medical events, including emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Adult Asthma Prevalence by Local Health District, 2011
Prevalence of Current Asthma by LHD, Utah Adults, 2011
This map was made using an interval break method called "natural breaks" where classes are based on natural groupings inherent in the data.
Data NotesPercentages have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population. In 2011, the BRFSS changed its methodology from a landline only sample and weighting based on post-stratification to a landline/cell phone sample and raking as the weighting methodology. Raking accounts for variables such as income, education, marital status, and home ownership during weighting and has the potential to more accurately reflect the population distribution. This graph is based on the new methodology (landline/cell phone sample; raking).
Data SourcesUtah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health. U.S. Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Division of Behavioral Surveillance, CDC Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services.
DefinitionAdults aged 18+ (unless otherwise noted), who reported having been told by a doctor that they have asthma and who currently have asthma.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 11/29/2012, Published on 12/31/2012