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 The Burden of Asthma in Connecticut – 2012 Surveillance Report

Burden Report 2012 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)

The Burden of Asthma in Connecticut – 2008 Surveillance Report: '08Report

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School-based Asthma Surveillance


legislativepicPursuant 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).


               Connecticut School-based Asthma Surveillance Report 2014


               Connecticut School-based Asthma Surveillance Report 2010

Data Briefs & Fact Sheets

Youth Tobacco Survey and Asthma


Youth Asthma in Connecticut, Current Estimates (December 2016)


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.


Youth Asthma in Connecticut, Current Estimates (December 2015)


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.

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.


                                      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)

  Child Current Prevalence (xls)

  ED Visit Rates-primary diagnosis (xls)
   Mortality Rates - underlying cause (xls)
                  Data Links            Surveillance


Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)-Learn about this surveillance system 


CT Voices for Children-Links to asthma related publications within their website  


Asthma Regional Council (ARC)-Links to ARCs reports and publications






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