Award Date

2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department

Environmental and Occupational Health

Advisor 1

Sheniz Moonie, Committee Chair

First Committee Member

Chad Cross

Second Committee Member

Shawn Gerstenberger

Graduate Faculty Representative

Dan Thompson

Number of Pages

61

Abstract

Lifetime asthma prevalence is the physician diagnosis of asthma while current asthma prevalence is the existing asthma symptoms. In Nevada, the pediatric current and lifetime asthma prevalence rates were 7.1% and 11.8% in 2006. Similarly, the adult current and lifetime asthma prevalence rates were 6.9% and 13.4% in 2007.

Characterization studies examining trends of asthma health care utilization for children and adults are not well studied for Las Vegas, Nevada. This project determined if trends in asthma admissions at UMC hospital of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas have increased longitudinally across years and characterizes which demographic subgroups are disproportionately affected by asthma inpatient hospital admissions and emergency room utilization.

Keywords

Health care utilization; Las Vegas; Nevada; Pediatric asthma; University Medical Center Hospital

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Public Health

Language

English


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