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Unit: ER visits/10,000 population
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Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Asthma

Value: 52.2 ER visits/10,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2010-2012
Location: Region : Tampa Bay
Located in State: Florida
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Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Respiratory Diseases
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted emergency room visit rate due to asthma per 10,000 population.
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. 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. Nationwide, 15.7 million non-institutionalized adults and 6.5 million children had been diagnosed with asthma in 2005.
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 ER visits 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: 47.8 2008-2010: 49.5 2009-2011: 50.4 2010-2012: 52.2

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Unit: ER visits/10,000 population
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Age-Adjusted ER Rate due to Asthma

Value: 52.2 ER visits/10,000 population
Measurement
Period:
2010-2012
Location: Region : Tampa Bay
Located in State: Florida
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Respiratory Diseases
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted emergency room visit rate due to asthma per 10,000 population.
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. 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. Nationwide, 15.7 million non-institutionalized adults and 6.5 million children had been diagnosed with asthma in 2005.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 ER visits 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: 47.8 2008-2010: 49.5 2009-2011: 50.4 2010-2012: 52.2

ER visits/10,000 population

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