Health and Mental Health
Untreated/Uncontrolled Childhood Asthma
Definition: The rate of hospitalizations and ER visits for asthma.
Rationale: Asthma is a condition that usually begins as a pediatric condition but affects adolescent and adult populations. Boone County has a high rate of asthma.
Data Source: Department of Health and Senior Services Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA)
http://www.dhss.mo.gov/MICA/index.html. This site uses regularly collected data specific to asthma and provides comparison with state and other county data, if desired. The data are published for the previous year, and comparisons can be made with previous years.