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Adults Who Currently Have Asthma

This indicator shows the percentage of adults who currently have asthma.

Adults Who Currently Have Asthma

7.5
8.9
Comparison: U.S. Value 

8.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
Technical Note: The regional value is compared to the national value; national data are derived from the PRC National Health Survey.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

Asthma is a signifcant public health burden and can limit a person's quality of life. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by episodes of reversible breathing problems due to airway narrowing and obstruction. These episodes can range in severity from mild to life threatening. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Daily preventive treatment can prevent symptoms and attacks and enable individuals who have asthma to lead active lives.

Adults Who Currently Have Asthma : Time Series

2008: 8.5 2011: 8.9

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Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Age Group

18-39: 7.8 40-64: 10.3 65+: 8.6 Overall: 8.9

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Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Gender

Female: 11.2 Male: 6.5 Overall: 8.9

percent

Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Income

Low Income: 14.1 Mid/High Income: 7.2 Overall: 8.9

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Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Race/Ethnicity

Black, non-Hispanic: 18.0 Hispanic: 7.1 White, non-Hispanic: 7.7 Overall: 8.9

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Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Region

Northeast Omaha: 9.4 Southeast Omaha: 10.8 Northwest Omaha: 7.3 Southwest Omaha: 9.1 Western Douglas County: 4.9 Overall: 8.9

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Adults Who Currently Have Asthma

Comparison: Prior Value 

8.9

percent
Measurement Period: 2011

County: Douglas

Data Source: 2011 PRC Community Health Needs Assessment
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.
Maintained By: Live Well Omaha and the Douglas County Health Department
Last Updated: December 2011

Why is this important?

Asthma is a signifcant public health burden and can limit a person's quality of life. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by episodes of reversible breathing problems due to airway narrowing and obstruction. These episodes can range in severity from mild to life threatening. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Daily preventive treatment can prevent symptoms and attacks and enable individuals who have asthma to lead active lives.

Adults Who Currently Have Asthma : Time Series

2008: 8.5 2011: 8.9

percent

Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Age Group

18-39: 7.8 40-64: 10.3 65+: 8.6 Overall: 8.9

percent

Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Gender

Female: 11.2 Male: 6.5 Overall: 8.9

percent

Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Income

Low Income: 14.1 Mid/High Income: 7.2 Overall: 8.9

percent

Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Race/Ethnicity

Black, non-Hispanic: 18.0 Hispanic: 7.1 White, non-Hispanic: 7.7 Overall: 8.9

percent

Percent of Adults Who Currently Have Asthma, by Region

Northeast Omaha: 9.4 Southeast Omaha: 10.8 Northwest Omaha: 7.3 Southwest Omaha: 9.1 Western Douglas County: 4.9 Overall: 8.9

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