Children with asthma problems
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Definition and Source
Children affected by asthma are defined as those who have ever been diagnosed by a doctor or health professional as having asthma and who still have asthma, and who experience one or more of the following: used medication for asthma in the past year, had moderate or severe difficulties due to asthma, had an asthma attack in the past year, and/or had been hospitalized for asthma in the past year.
The state-level data used here come from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH). The NSCH includes information on approximately 50,000 children under age 18, with representative samples for each state. For more information on the NSCH, see http://childhealthdata.org/learn/NSCH
S - Estimates suppressed when the 95% confidence interval is greater than 20 percentage points or 1.2 times the estimate.
N.A. – Data not available.
Percentages exclude missing data. Weighted percentages were applied to the estimates of those missing to derive overall estimates for the number of children.
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