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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, Utah, 2012-2013 and U.S., 2013

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Prevalence of Current Asthma by LHD, Utah Adults, 2012-2013

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This map was made using an interval break method called "natural breaks" where classes are based on natural groupings inherent in the data.

Data Notes

Percentages have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population.

Data Sources

Utah 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.

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Definition

Adults 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

Numerator: Total number of respondents answering "yes" to both of the BRFSS asthma core questions: 1. Have you ever been told by a doctor, nurse, or other health professional that you had asthma? 2. Do you still have asthma?
Denominator: Includes all survey respondents ages 18 years and older except those with missing, don't know, or refused answers to the core asthma questions.

Page Content Updated On 12/08/2014, Published on 03/03/2015
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Content updated: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:44:15 MST