Utah Asthma Program
Utah Asthma Program

Asthma Fast Stats

How many people in Utah have asthma?

  • 9.0% of Utah adults (18+) (around 187,508 adults), currently have asthma.
  • 7.0% of Utah children (0-17) (around 63,874 children), currently have asthma.

Data source: 2015 Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Hospitalizations

  • Number of Utah adult (18+) hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 759
  • Number of Utah child (0-17) hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of asthma:779

Data source: 2014 Utah Inpatient Hospital Discharge Database

Emergency Department (ED) Visits

  • Number of Utah adult (18+) ED visits with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 4,451
  • Number of Utah child (0-17) ED visits with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 2,819

Data source: 2014 Utah Emergency Department Encounter Database. Numbers shown include both treat-and-release and visits that resulted in hospitalization.

Mortality

  • Number of Utah asthma deaths: 40
  • Utah asthma deaths per 100,000 population: 1.34

Data source: 2015 Utah Death Certificate Database