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TRACKING ASTHMA IN THE HOUSTON AREA

Asthma

hospitalization

rates are

a ected by

multiple factors, including access to health care, income level and air pollution.

45

MONTGOMERY

COUNTY

290

WALLER

COUNTY

HARRIS

COUNTY

8

10

AUSTIN

COUNTY

90A

59

* ZIP codes with fewer than 30 total hospitalizations weren’t reported by the state to protect patients’ identities.

99

FORT BEND

COUNTY

BRAZORIA

COUNTY

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

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610

State Health Services YANG WANG, JAY CARR : CHRONICLE 610 SAN JACINTO COUNTY Asthma hospitalizations per

SAN JACINTO

COUNTY

Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 people, by ZIP code

Less than 10Asthma hospitalizations per 10,000 people, by ZIP code 10 20 40 to 50 to 20 to

hospitalizations per 10,000 people, by ZIP code Less than 10 10 20 40 to 50 to

10

20

40 to 50

to 20

to 40

50 to 60

No data*

4 mi.

LIBERTY

59 COUNTY

225

1960

146

90

10

CHAMBERS

COUNTY

4 mi. LIBERTY 59 COUNTY 225 1960 146 90 10 CHAMBERS COUNTY 288 6 45 GALVESTON

288

6

45

GALVESTON

COUNTY

Rates by

county

 

Asthma-related

35

hospitalization

rates, 2007-2009.

Rate per 10,000 people

Liberty

37.9

San Jacinto

30.3

Galveston

26.6

Harris

16.7

Waller

16.7

Brazoria

15.8

Montgomery

15.6

Austin

11.6

Fort Bend

11.3

Chambers

11.1

Waller 16.7 Brazoria 15.8 Montgomery 15.6 Austin 11.6 Fort Bend 11.3 Chambers 11.1