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Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Adult Asthma

This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted hospitalization rate due to asthma per 10,000 population aged 18 years and older.

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Adult Asthma

Comparison: FL Counties 


hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years
Measurement Period: 2010-2012

Region: Tampa Bay

Located in: State: Florida

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Categories: Health / Respiratory Diseases, Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 hospitalizations are unstable and are not reported. Rates for zip codes with a population of less than 300 are not reported.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013
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Why is this important?

Asthma is a condition in which a person's air passages become inflamed, and the narrowing of the respiratory passages makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but it also affects 15.7 million non-institutionalized adults nationwide. Symptoms can include tightness in the chest, coughing, and wheezing. These symptoms are often brought on by exposure to inhaled allergens (like dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and animal dander) or by exertion and stress. There is no cure for asthma, but for most people, the symptoms can be managed through a combination of long-term medication prevention strategies and short-term quick relievers. In some cases, however, asthma symptoms are severe enough to warrant hospitalization, and can result in death.

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Adult Asthma : Time Series

2007-2009: 12.8 2008-2010: 13.5 2009-2011: 13.6 2010-2012: 13.0

hospitalizations/10,000 population 18+ years

Indicates a change in methodology
2010-2012  Due to a change in methodology, the 2010-2012 data should be considered a baseline year for data analysis and is not directly comparable to previous years.

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