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{new page} The Burden of Asthma in Connecticut – 2012 Surveillance Report

Asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory system that is characterized by reversible obstruction of the airways and airway hyper-responsiveness to a variety of stimuli. Left uncontrolled or poorly-managed, asthma can lead to emergency department visits, hospitalization, or death. In 2010, 18.7 million adults and 7 million children in the United States had asthma. Asthma prevalence in Connecticut adults and children has been higher than national prevalence rates since the year 2000. In      Connecticut, the populations disproportionately affected by asthma are: children, females, Hispanics, non-Hispanic Blacks, and residents of the state’s five largest cities.

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            Previous Surveillance Reports:

      

                  Asthma in Connecticut 2008 - A Surveillance Report

  {legislativepic}                 Connecticut 2010 School Based Asthma Surveillance Report 2010

Pursuant to Connecticut General Statute (CGS) Section 10-206,

the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Asthma Program

has established a statewide School-based Asthma Surveillance System (SBASS)

based on the school Health Assessment Record (HAR).

                               

            DATA BRIEFS & FACT SHEETS:

 

                  Asthma Data Brief - Comparison of Hospital Healthcare Utilization across Selected    

                  Geographic Designations (2013)

                  This asthma data brief provides statistical information on hospitalization rates, ED rates,

                  and hospital healthcare charges by sex, age, and race/ethnicity. It also provides    

                  information on excess asthma hospital healthcare charges among minority populations if

                  their hospitalization and ED visit rates were equivalent to that of the non-Hispanic white

                  population. All statistics are provided by rural classification, county, and the five largest

                  cities.

   

               Fast Facts about Asthma in Connecticut

                A one-page summary of facts about asthma in Connecticut based on data from 2005-               2010.

               Asthma Data Fact Sheets for the Five Largest Cities in Connecticut 2009

               Connecticut is one of the wealthiest states in the nation, but the residents of its

               five largest cities (Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Waterbury) live

               in some of the most severe and concentrated pockets of poverty in the

               United States. This data brief will provide the statistics on these areas of

               asthma mortality, morbidity and the cost of asthma care.

                                                                                            

PUBLICATIONS: 

 

Factors Associated with Asthma Control among Adults in Five New England States,

2006 - 2007 (Journal of Asthma, 1-8-2011)

 
 (Journal of Asthma, 1-9-2010)
 
 Severity Among Adults in New England  (Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators, 8-20-201)
                                                      
                                                        

DATA LINKS:   

                                  

Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System

 

CT Voices for Children   

                                                 

Asthma Regional Council

EPA Region I New England Counties - Map Tracker       

    
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