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8.3
Comparison: 10.2
Unit: percent
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Teens with Current Asthma

Value: 8.3 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: FL State Value
Categories: Health / Respiratory Diseases
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who have ever been told by a doctor or nurse that they had asthma and still have asthma.
Why this is important: 
In the United States alone, over 8.6 million children under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with asthma, and the number continues to rise. The increase in diagnoses may be due to an increase in the amount of time spent indoors and therefore greater exposure to dust mites and allergens; higher levels of air pollution; and limited access to quality healthcare. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children and teens. Asthma results in missed days of school, limitations on daily activities, emergency department visits for treatment of asthma symptoms, and hospitalizations. In addition, asthma has been linked to childhood obesity and depressive symptoms.
Technical Note:  The regional value is compared to the Florida state value.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Results.aspx?TT=...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2007: 7.8 2009: 7.7 2011: 8.3

percent

Teens with Asthma by Gender

Female: 8.5 Male: 8.1 Overall: 8.3

percent

Teens with Asthma by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 12.5 Hispanic: 7.4 White: 2.8 Overall: 8.3

percent

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Unit: percent
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Teens with Current Asthma

Value: 8.3 percent
Measurement
Period:
2011
Location: County : Miami-Dade
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Health / Respiratory Diseases
Health / Teen & Adolescent Health
Health / Environmental & Occupational Health
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of high school students who have ever been told by a doctor or nurse that they had asthma and still have asthma.
Why this is important: 
In the United States alone, over 8.6 million children under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with asthma, and the number continues to rise. The increase in diagnoses may be due to an increase in the amount of time spent indoors and therefore greater exposure to dust mites and allergens; higher levels of air pollution; and limited access to quality healthcare. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children and teens. Asthma results in missed days of school, limitations on daily activities, emergency department visits for treatment of asthma symptoms, and hospitalizations. In addition, asthma has been linked to childhood obesity and depressive symptoms.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
URL of Source:   http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/yrbs/index.htm
URL of Data:   http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/youthonline/App/Results.aspx?TT=...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute

Time Series Data

2007: 7.8 2009: 7.7 2011: 8.3

percent

Teens with Asthma by Gender

Female: 8.5 Male: 8.1 Overall: 8.3

percent

Teens with Asthma by Race/Ethnicity

Black: 12.5 Hispanic: 7.4 White: 2.8 Overall: 8.3

percent

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