Asthma Rate Climbs To 9.4%; Worst In Cities

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Top Story

Residents in Connecticut’s five largest cities are nearly three times more likely to be hospitalized for asthma – and twice as likely to die from it—as residents in the rest of the state, according to new data from the state Department of Public Health.


The prevalence of state adults reporting asthma has increased from 7.8 percent in 2000 to 9.4 percent in 2009, the most-recent data shows, but it is residents in the five cities—Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury – who bear the brunt of it.

The five largest cities had asthma hospitalization and emergency department rates that were about three times higher than the rest of the state.

For more on this story, visit: Asthma Rate Climbs To 9.4%; Worst In Cities | CT Health I-Team.

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