Asthma Reports and New Mexico Statistics
The Burden of Asthma in New Mexico: 2014 Epidemiology Report uses the most recent data available from the New Mexico asthma surveillance system to present a comprehensive picture of the burden of asthma in the state. The surveillance system is made up of several data sources, including health surveys, emergency department data, hospitalization data, Medicaid data and mortality data. Using data presented in this report, the New Mexico Asthma Control Program, along with other health care professionals dedicated to improving asthma care, can appropriately target education and intervention programs and shape policies that are necessary to prevent and control asthma in New Mexico.”
This report contains data from the 2011 NM BRFSS & BRFSS Asthma Call-Back Surveys, deaths with underlying or contributing cause of asthma, asthma hospitalizations, asthma emergency department visit data, asthma medicaid data, and results of the 2009 School Nurse Asthma Survey.