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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, 2008-2011

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Data Notes

Combined data from 2008-2011 have different methodologies. Data from 2008-2010 are based on land line telephone data only and utilized an outdated weighting methodology called post-stratification. This methodology was based on Utah demographics of age, sex, and local health district. 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.

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 07/01/2013, Published on 07/03/2013
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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:25 MST