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,
Adult Asthma Prevalence by Race, Utah, 2010-2013
Rates have been age-adjusted to the U.S. 2000 standard population based on 3 age groups: 18-34, 35-49, and 50+.
Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.
Adults aged 18+ (unless otherwise noted), who reported having been told by a doctor that they have asthma and who currently
How We Calculated the Rates
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?
Includes all survey respondents ages 18 years and older except those with missing, don't know, or refused answers to the core
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Published on 03/03/2015
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City, UT 84114-2106, 801-538-6226, http://health.utah.gov/asthma
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