Asthma Data and Statistics
Approximately 1 in 10 children and 1 in 12 adults in Florida have current asthma. The Florida Department of Health’s Asthma Program regularly releases reports about asthma’s impact on Florida. Recent reports include
- Burden of Asthma in Florida, 2013
- Asthma Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in Florida
- Exploring the Financial Burden of Asthma in Florida
Visit the Florida Asthma Program’s Surveillance Data and Report webpage for more information:
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Asthma is largely controllable with proper primary care, and the need for hospitalization can usually be prevented. However, differences in rates of hospitalization for asthma suggest that there is significant room for improvement in caring for the condition. The Statistical Brief below presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on trends in pediatric and adult inpatient hospital stays for asthma at U.S. community hospitals from 2000 through 2010.