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,
Asthma Prevalence Among Adults Aged 18 and Over, Utah and U.S., 2001-2012
Rates 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.
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.
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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Utah Asthma Program, Bureau of Health Promotion, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Utah Department of Health, PO Box 142106, Salt Lake
City, UT 84114-2106, 801-538-6226, http://health.utah.gov/asthma
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