Using Asthma-Related Housing Complaints to Target Residents With Uncontrolled Asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah
GIS SNAPSHOT — Volume 16 — May 23, 2019
Maps A and B compare rates of asthma-related housing complaints and rates of asthma-related emergency department encounters, by small-area boundaries, Salt Lake County, Utah, 2012–2014. Map C depicts hot spots of asthma-related housing complaints that were identified in north-central Salt Lake County, Utah, January 1, 2012, through April 30, 2017.
Visual comparison suggests a positive correlation between the rates of asthma-related housing complaints and rates of asthma ED encounters. Hot spots of asthma-related housing complaints may reflect communities with older housing that may benefit from housing remediation. Asthma-related housing complaints show potential as a current, proxy data source for measuring asthma burden and performing emerging hot spot analysis to target the Utah Asthma Home Visiting Program.
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