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Children with Asthma

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  • Description
    Children with Asthma reports the rate of asthma in public school children collected through the school Health Assessment Record. Data are collected for school year ranges Fall 2006 - Spring 2009 and Fall 2009 - Spring 2012
  • Full Description
    Pursuant to Connecticut General Statute (CGS) Section 10-206, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Asthma Program has established a statewide School-based Asthma Surveillance System (SBASS) based on the school Health Assessment Record (HAR). CGS §10‐206 requires that public schools report to the DPH, on an annual basis,information on students with asthma. A student is considered as having asthma if he/she has a provider’s diagnosis of asthma indicated on the HAR, has a provider medication order for asthma medication on file, has an Asthma Action Plan (AAP) on file, shows symptoms of asthma, has a parental note on file indicating the child has asthma, or any other indications that the child is suffering from asthma. This information is only reported for students with asthma in grades requiring the HAR - prior to public school entrance (PreK or K for elementary schools); in grade 6 or 7 for middle schools; and in grade 9 or 10 for high schools. Some districts submit data for other grades in addition to these requirements. At the beginning of each school year, a reporting form developed by the State Department of Education and the DPH is distributed to individual school nurses through the school district nurse supervisors. These forms get submitted to DPH by September of the subsequent school year.
  • Source
    Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Suppression
    Values have been suppressed for districts where there are less than 30 students, or where the prevalence between years is too inconsistent or simply not reported.