Asthma Fast Stats

How many people in Utah have asthma?

  • 10.8% of Utah adults (18+) (around 250,949 adults), have current asthma.
  • 6.2% of Utah children (0-17) (around 57,615 children), have current asthma.

Data source: 2020 Utah Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Hospitalizations

  • Number of Utah adult (18+) hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 329
  • Number of Utah child (0-17) hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 250

Data source: 2020 Utah Inpatient Hospital Discharge Database

Emergency Department (ED) Visits

  • Number of Utah adult (18+) ED visits with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 3,727
  • Number of Utah children (0-17) ED visits with a primary diagnosis of asthma: 1,349

Data source: 2020 Utah Emergency Department Encounter Database. Numbers shown include both treat-and-release and visits that resulted in hospitalization.

Mortality

  • Number of Utah asthma deaths: 30
  • Number of deaths per 1,000,000 population: 9.2

Data source: 2020 Utah Death Certificate Database