Master of Public Health (MPH)
Environmental and Occupational Health
Sheniz Moonie, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
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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.
Health care utilization; Las Vegas; Nevada; Pediatric asthma; University Medical Center Hospital
Epidemiology | Public Health
Henderson, Aishia Tennille, "Trends in asthma health care utilization at University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, 2000-2007" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 73.