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Asthma in New Jersey: update 2006.

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), Division of Family Health Services' Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Services; Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health's Occupational Health Service
Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS), 2006 Aug; :1-45
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that is characterized by inflammation of the airways. People with asthma can experience acute episodes where the small airways constrict. These episodes may result in symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, chest pain, and chest tightness. Asthma places a tremendous burden on the state of New Jersey as evidenced by its inclusion in "Healthy New Jersey 2010", which serves as a key public health agenda for the state. This document emphasizes the need to reduce asthma related mortality, hospital admissions, and emergency department visits while reducing the disparities experienced by minority populations. The purpose of this report is to provide statewide surveillance data to assist individuals and organizations in their efforts to meet these goals and to reduce the burden of asthma in New Jersey. "Asthma in New Jersey Update 2006" presents the most recent statewide data on asthma. It is the third in a series of planned annual updates to the information and data first presented in the report, "Asthma in New Jersey". This updated report is divided into two sections. Part 1 presents data on asthma prevalence, risk factors, health care utilization, disease burden, morbidity and mortality. This data represents the efforts of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) staff working under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement, "Addressing Asthma from a Public Health Perspective." Part 2 of this report presents occupational asthma data that was collected by NJDHSS staff within the Occupational Health Surveillance Program.
Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiration; Pulmonary-system; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-function; Diseases; Bronchial-asthma; Humans; Men; Women; Public-health; Surveillance-programs; Risk-factors; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates
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Cooperative Agreement
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Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008485; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008338; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-208160
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Asthma in New Jersey: update 2006
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New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Page last reviewed: August 19, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division