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.
Prevalence of Current Asthma by LHD, Utah Adults, 2012-2013
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.
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 12/08/2014, Published on 03/03/2015