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Indicator Report - Asthma: Child 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.

Child Asthma Prevalence by Age and Sex, Utah, 2012-2013

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Data Notes

*Estimates for the following groups had a coefficient of variation >30% and should be interpreted with caution: Male 0-2, Female 0-2, and Female 3-4.

Data Sources

Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.

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Definition

Percentage of Utah children ages 0-17 who have ever been diagnosed with asthma and who still have asthma.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of Utah children ages 0-17 who were diagnosed with asthma and who still have asthma.
Denominator: Total number of Utah children ages 0-17.

Page Content Updated On 10/14/2014, Published on 03/03/2015
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Content updated: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:44:35 MST