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Unit: hospitalizations/10,000 population
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Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Asthma

Value: 16.8 hospitalizations/10,000 population
Location: County : Miami-Dade
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Comparison: FL Counties
Categories: Health / Respiratory Diseases
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the average annual age-adjusted hospitalization rate due to asthma per 10,000 population.
Why this is important: 
Asthma is a condition in which a person's air passages become inflamed, and the narrowing of the respiratory passages makes it difficult to breathe. Symptoms can include tightness in the chest, coughing, and wheezing. These symptoms are often brought on by exposure to inhaled allergens (like dust, pollen, cigarette smoke, and animal dander) or by exertion and stress. There is no cure for asthma, but for most people, the symptoms can be managed through a combination of long-term medication prevention strategies and short-term quick relievers. In some cases, however, asthma symptoms are severe enough to warrant hospitalization, and can result in death. Nationwide, 15.7 million non-institutionalized adults and 6.5 million children had been diagnosed with asthma in 2005.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 67 Florida counties.
Rates were calculated using population figures from the 2010 U.S. Census. Rates based on fewer than 10 hospitalizations are unstable and are not reported. Rates for zip codes with a population of less than 300 are not reported.
Source: Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
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Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: September 2013

Time Series Data

2006-2008: 18.0 2007-2009: 17.6 2008-2010: 17.8 2009-2011: 17.7 2010-2012: 16.8

hospitalizations/10,000 population

Indicates a change in methodology
2010-2012 Due to a change in methodology, the 2010-2012 data should be considered a baseline year for data analysis and is not directly comparable to previous years.

Hospitalization Rate due to Asthma by Age

0-4: 39.1 5-9: 21.0 10-14: 9.3 15-17: 4.8 18-19: 3.7 20-24: 4.0 25-44: 7.2 45-64: 19.9 65-84: 35.2 85+: 54.5

hospitalizations/10,000 population

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Asthma by Gender

Female: 19.5 Male: 13.4

hospitalizations/10,000 population

Age-Adjusted Hospitalization Rate due to Asthma by Race/Ethnicity

Asian: 3.8 Black or African American: 31.7 Hispanic, any race: 14.4 White, non-Hispanic: 10.3

hospitalizations/10,000 population

* Value may be statistically unstable and should be interpreted with caution.

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