Quick Fact #6
The West Virginia Health Statistics Center has identified four priority populations for asthma in West Virginia: Children, women, the elderly, and people of low socio-economic status.
The West Virginia Asthma Education and Prevention Program aspires to raise awareness of asthma as a priority health concern in the state and to reduce suffering, disability, death, and economic costs related to the disease.
The West Virginia Health Statistics Center produces statistical briefs on a variety of health topics, including vital events, chronic diseases, and risk behaviors. Listed below are the statistical briefs related to asthma.
HSC Brief 27: Asthma Surveillance in West Virginia (January 2011)
HSC Brief 12: Asthma Surveillance in the WV Medicaid Population - Year 2002 (July 2004)
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