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 CT's five largest cities.
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Updated Report Tables (2016):
|Table H-1: Asthma ED Visit by Town (xls)|
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School-based Asthma Surveillance
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statute (CGS§ 10-206), the 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).
Youth Tobacco Survey and Asthma
An estimated 30,000 children in grades 6 through 12, or 10.4% of middle and high school students, in Connecticut reported having an episode of asthma or an asthma attack in the past 12 months.
An estimated 30,000 children in grades 6 through 12, or 10.5% of middle and high school students, in Connecticut reported having an episode of asthma or an asthma attack in the past 12 months.
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.
A one-page summary of facts about asthma in Connecticut based on data from 2005-2010.
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.
Core Measures Data Tables
The Core Measures Tables are a set of required yearly updated State-wide data points prepared by the Connecticut Asthma Program.
||Child Lifetime Prevalence (xls)|
Adult Current Prevalence (xls)
|Child Current Prevalence (xls)|
||ED Visit Rates-primary diagnosis (xls)|
|Mortality Rates - underlying cause (xls)||
CT Voices for Children-Links to asthma related publications within their website