Children with Asthma
The percentage of children that have ever been diagnosed with asthma. Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and adolescents in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. On average, in a classroom of 30 children, about 3 are likely to have asthma. Low-income populations, minorities, and children living in inner cities experience more emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths due to asthma than the general population (According to the American Lung Association, Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Research and Program Services. Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality. January 2009).
Measurement Period: 2008
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Peers included in this indicator:
- Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics.
Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.
This county has 43 peer counties
Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 11
were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age
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La Crosse, WI;