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Health Indicator Report of Asthma Management

Asthma prevalence is at historically high levels and is one of the most common long-term diseases of children. While asthma cannot be cured, people with asthma can live full and active lives when the disease is controlled.

Data Source

NJBRFS Asthma Call-Back Survey, Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey Department of Health

Definition

Results of Asthma Call-Back Survey

Numerator

Estimated number of persons with asthma who answered "yes" to a given question

Denominator

Estimated number of persons with asthma

Healthy People Objective: Reduce the proportion of persons with asthma who miss school or work days

U.S. Target: RD-5.1: children aged 5 to 17 years with asthma who miss school days to 48.8 percent. RD-5.2: adults aged 18 to 64 years with asthma who miss work days to 26.7 percent.

Other Objectives

Objective AS-4a: Reduce the proportion of children attending school or preschool with asthma who miss days because of asthma to 42.4%. Objective AS-4b: Reduce the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with asthma who miss work days or limit usual activities because of asthma to 26.5%. Objective AS-5a: Increase the proportion of children aged 0-17 years with asthma who have ever received an asthma action plan or asthma management plan from a health professional to 66.5%. Objective AS-5b: Increase the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with asthma who have ever received an asthma action plan or asthma management plan from a health professional to 45.6%. Objective AS-6a: Increase the proportion of children aged 0-17 years with asthma who have ever been advised by a health professional to change things in the home, school, or work to improve their asthma to 53.3%. Objective AS-6b: Increase the proportion of adults aged 18 years and older with asthma who have ever been advised by a health professional to change things in the home, school, or work to improve their asthma to 50.5%.

Available Services

NJDOH's asthma partners: http://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/asthma/asthma_resources.shtml#partners

Health Program Information

NJ Asthma Awareness and Education Program (AAEP): http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/asthma/index.shtml
Page Content Updated On 10/17/2016, Published on 10/25/2016
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Content updated: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:52:40 EST