Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
Hospitalizations from asthma in children under 5 and in persons under age 65 are considered to preventable events. Looking at death rates by the different causes of death provides information about trends and opportunities for prevention and treatment.
In 2020, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths From Asthma (All) in Alachua County was 0.0 compared to Florida at 0.9. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Deaths From Asthma, Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year