Utah Asthma Program
Utah Asthma Program

Asthma Fast Stats

How many people in Utah have asthma?

  • 9.9% of Utah adults (18+) (around 225,203 adults), have current asthma.
  • 5.6% of Utah children (0-17) (around 52,146 children), have current asthma.

Data source: 2019 Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Hospitalizations

  • Number of Utah adult (18+) hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 322
  • Number of Utah child (0-17) hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 480

Data source: 2018 Utah Inpatient Hospital Discharge Database

Emergency Department (ED) Visits

  • Number of Utah adult (18+) ED visits with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 3,667
  • Number of Utah child (0-17) ED visits with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 2,116

Data source: 2018 Utah Emergency Department Encounter Database. Numbers shown include both treat-and-release and visits that resulted in hospitalization.

Mortality

  • Number of Utah asthma deaths: 25
  • Number of deaths per 1,000,000 population: 7.8

Data source: 2019 Utah Death Certificate Database