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13.4
17.9
Red > 17.9
Green <= 13.4
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Unit: hospitalizations/10,000 population under 18 years
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Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Pediatric Asthma

Value: 15.8 hospitalizations/10,000 population under 18 years
Measurement
Period:
2010-2012
Location: Region : Tampa Bay
Located in State: Florida
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Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Respiratory Diseases
Health / Children's Health
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted hospitalization rate due to asthma per 10,000 population under 18 years.
Why this is 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. In the past thirty years, asthma has become 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, such as dust, pollen, mold, cigarette smoke, and animal dander, or by exertion and stress. Reducing exposure to poor housing conditions, traffic pollution, secondhand smoke and other factors impacting air quality can help prevent asthma and asthma attacks.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.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 60 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.
Source: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
URL of Source:   http://ahca.myflorida.com/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2007-2009: 19.3 2008-2010: 18.5 2009-2011: 18.6 2010-2012: 15.8

hospitalizations/10,000 population under 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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