Putting on Airs RegionsThis map shows the State of Connecticut overlaid with the geographic catchments areas for the Putting on Airs (POA) regions. Each Region is led by a local health department/district or hospital-based agency, charged in conducting outreach activities, education, referral and linkage for additional services of POA referrals and address other social determinants of health.
These maps show the burden, hospital and emergency department visits, of asthma at the census tract level overlaid with the POA regions. Estimates based on the 2014-2018 Connecticut Inpatient Hospitalization and Emergency Department Visit dataset and the 2010 Census population data at the census tract level, per 10,000 population.
- Burden of asthma – Emergency Department Visit rates at the census tract level
- Burden of asthma – Hospitalization rates at the census tract level
- Burden of asthma – Emergency Department and Hospitalization rates at the census tract level
Asthma and Selected Pollutants
In collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, these maps show burden of asthma, hospital and emergency department visits, overlaid with the most recent contamination levels of selected pollutants:
- Asthma Burden and Nitrogen Oxides Pollution
- Asthma Burden and Particulate Matter 2.5 microns
- Asthma Burden and Particulate Matter 10 microns
Asthma Data by Census Tract and Town
The tables below and accompanied maps (where available - in bold) show Connecticut asthma hotspots by town and census tract level, and are used by the State Asthma Program to ensure program activities are in line with burden data and that program resources are focused on areas and populations with poor asthma outcomes.
The analyzed hospital discharge (2010-2014) data are obtained from the Connecticut Hospital Association, CHIME. Denominator data are from the US Census Bureau census tract data (2010); 77% of overall combined ED and hospitalization events were geocoded by census tract level [ESRI ArcGIS], and the remaining 23% of events were equally weighted and redistributed proportionally within each town across the state. Therefore, all numbers and rates are estimates only, and reflect all asthma hospitalizations and ED visits that occurred in Connecticut from 2010-2014.