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,
Child Asthma Prevalence by Age and Sex, Utah, 2008-2011
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and utilized an outdated weighting methodology called post-stratification.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.
Utah Data: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Office of Public Health Assessment, Utah Department of Health.
Percentage of Utah children ages 0-17 who have ever been diagnosed with asthma and who still have asthma.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of Utah children ages 0-17 who were diagnosed with asthma and who still have asthma.
Total number of Utah children ages 0-17.
Page Content Updated On 07/01/2013,
Published on 07/03/2013
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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