County Health Assessment Indicator Technical Notes About Respiratory Diseases
|Indicator/Contact for information||Data Source||Definition|
|Percent of adults with current asthma
Contact: BRFSS Coordinator at (518) 473-0673
|New York Sate Expanded Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System a||The prevalence of currently diagnosed asthma was based on answers to two questions:
1) Did a health professional tell you that you had asthma? and 2) Do you still have asthma?
|Asthma and Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD) mortality rate, crude and adjusted
||Vital Records b
Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
|Mortality: Data are collected from death certificates. All deaths receive an ICD-10 code indicating the primary reason for the death. The ICD-10 codes used for the rates in this section are as follows:
asthma : codes J45-J46,
Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (CLRD): codes J40-J47. The mortality rates are rates per 100,000 persons. **
|Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) hospitalization rates, crude, age adjusted, and age specific
Contact: Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics, at (518) 474-3189
|Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System - SPARCS c
NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
|The number of hospitalization per 10,000 with a primary diagnosis, using the following ICD-9 codes: Asthma: code 493; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): codes 490-494,496. **|
a Expanded BRFSS: All data relates to adults 18 years of age or older. The Expanded BRFSS was a telephone-based survey that collects information on self-reported health-related behaviors. It was conducted between July 2008 and June 2009 in 57 NYC counties excluding NYC. Rates for NYC counties are from the 2008 NYCDOHMH Community Health Survey.
b Vital Records: Information is extracted from birth, death and fetal death certificates. When percentages are calculated records with missing information for the indicator of interest are excluded from the calculation. Population based rates use population estimates provided by the US Census Bureau. ICD-10 codes are used for cause of death.
c Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System-SPARCS: Data on hospitalization are collected through the hospital inpatient discharge data system. Each hospitalization receives an ICD-9 code at discharge which indicates the primary reason for the hospitalization. Data are not available on events that did not result in a hospitalization, such as cases that were only treated in a hospital emergency room.
** The standard population used for age adjustment was the 2000 US population.