Asthma - current asthma, middle school
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Why Is This Important?
Asthma in young children is a serious public health problem in the US. The National Health Interview Survey has found that persons under 18 years have higher rates of asthma than any other age group. Of particular concern is the significant increase in asthma rates in children since 1980. Asthma in children results in missed days of school, limitations on daily activities, emergency department visits for treatment of asthma symptoms, and hospitalizations.
Percent of middle school students who have ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that they had asthma and still have asthma now, based on a series of questions.
Data Source'''Citation''': Hawaii State Departments of Education and Health, Hawaii Health Data Warehouse, Hawaii School Health Survey: Youth Risk Behavior Survey. [Chart Title, appropriate years(s)]. Published [update date]. Accessed [query date]. [URL]
How the Measure is Calculated
|Numerator:||Number of middle school students who have ever been told by a doctor, nurse or other health professional that they had asthma and still have asthma now.|
|Denominator:||Number of middle school students for whom asthma status can be determined based on their responses to a series of questions (excludes unknowns and refusals).|