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  • Asthma Surveillance Data
    Asthma surveillance data includes collection of state-level adult asthma prevalence rates; data on days of restricted activity, days in bed, days of work or school lost, physician visits, and hospitalizations due to asthma; and collection of in-depth state and local asthma data through development and testing of a National Asthma Survey.
    • Asthma Survey Questions

    • Description of eight asthma survey instruments and their wording differences ...more
    • Tables, Maps, Charts and Slides
      • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Prevalence Data
        BRFSS is a state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey designed to monitor the prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature morbidity and mortality ...more
      • National Health Interview Survey Prevalence Data
        NHIS is a multistage probability sample survey designed to solicit health and demographic information about the population, conducted annually with face-to-face interviews in a nationally representative sample of households ...more
      • Slides
        Asthma surveillance slides (PowerPoint) are available in these categories: hospital inpatient and outpatient slides; emergency department slides; mortality slides; physician office visit slides; and prevalence slides.
  • CSTE Asthma Surveillance Definition [external link]
    Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Asthma Surveillance Case Definition Work Group Meeting Report and Position Statement, 1998 ...more
  • Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR)
    The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series data are based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments.
    • Surveillance for Asthma — United States, 1980-2004.
      MMWR October 19, 2007; 56(SS-8):1-60
      • Standard Error Tables, Surveillance for Asthma – United States, 1980-2004 PDF [583 KB]
      • Average Annual Tables for 2001-2004 PDF [409 KB]
      • Standard Error Tables for Average Annual Tables 2001-2004 PDF [281 KB]
    • Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Persons with Asthma --- United States, 2005--06 Influenza Season
      MMWR June 20, 2008; 57(24);653-657
    • Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Children with Asthma --- United States, 2004--05 Influenza Season
      MMWR March 9, 2007; 56(09);193-196
    • QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged <18 Years with Current Asthma, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex — United States, 2001-2004.
      MMWR February 24, 2006; 55(07);185
    • Self-Reported Asthma Among High School Students — United States, 2003.
      MMWR August 12, 2005; 54(31);765-767
    • QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged <18 years Who Have Ever Had Asthma Diagnosed, by Age Group — United States, 2003.
      MMWR April 29, 2005; 54(16):412
    • Asthma Prevalence and Control Characteristics by Race/Ethnicity — United States, 2002.
      MMWR February 27, 2004; 53(07):145-8
    • Self-Reported Asthma Prevalence and Control Among Adults — United States, 2001.
      MMWR May 2, 2003; 52(17):381-4
    • Self-Reported Increase in Asthma Severity After the September 11 Attacks on the World Trade Center — Manhattan, New York, 2001.
      MMWR September 6, 2002; 51 (35):781-784
    • Surveillance for Asthma — United States, 1980-1999.
      MMWR March 29, 2002; 51(SS-1):1-13
    • Self-Reported Asthma Prevalence Among Adults — United States, 2000.
      MMWR August 17, 2001; 50(32):682-6
    • Forecasted State-Specific Estimates of Self-Reported Asthma Prevalence — United States, 1998.
      MMWR December 4, 1998; 47(47):1022-5
    • Surveillance for Asthma — United States, 1960-1995.
      MMWR April 24, 1998; 47(SS-1):1-28
  • National Center for Health Statistics
    The National Center for Health Statistics is the U.S.'s principal health statistics agency, dedicated to compiling statistical information, identifying health problems and disparities, monitoring trends in health status and health care delivery, and evaluating the impact of health policies and programs.
  • Asthma Prevalence Among US Children in Underrepresented Minority Populations: American Indian/Alaska Native, Chinese, Filipino, and Asian Indian [external link]
    Smaller racial and ethnic minority groups are often excluded from asthma studies. National estimates of current asthma prevalence among the children in the selected minority subgroups ranged from 4.4% in Asian Indian children to 13.0% in American Indian/Alaska Native children ...more
  • Regional Differences in Hospitalizations for Asthma in the United States, 1988-1996 [external link]
    Journal of Asthma article: Hospitalization rates for asthma are higher in the Northeast United States than in other regions, despite similar regional prevalence rates ...more

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