The ICD-9 code used to define asthma is 493. All ED encounters are included in the presented data, which includes those that
were treat and release visits, as well as those that resulted in hospital admission. Rates were age-adjusted to the U.S.
2000 standard population.
Emergency Department Encounter Database, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Utah Department of Health.
The population estimates were produced by staff in the Utah Department of Health Center for Health Data. Linear interpolation
of U.S. Census Bureau and ESRI ZIP Code data provided annual population estimates for ZIP Code areas by sex and age groups.
Rate: Emergency department visits due to asthma (ICD-9 code 493) per 10,000 Utah residents. Number: Emergency department visits due to asthma.
How We Calculated the Rates
Rate/Number: Number of emergency department visits among the Utah population with asthma as the principle diagnosis.
Rate: Utah Population.
Number: Not applicable.
Date Indicator Content Last Updated: 10/23/2013
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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