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This is the Hospital Admissions for Asthma JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section (updated May 2015). JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

  • Bolton has a higher rate of asthma admissions than England for both boys and girls, but is around average for the North West;
  • Historically, Bolton boys have a higher rate of asthma admissions than Bolton girls and this is a typical pattern;
  • There is no significant difference between admissions across the first four deprivation quintiles (the least deprived group are significantly lower however);
  • Great Lever stands out as the Childrens Centre Reach Area with the highest rate of admissions in Bolton.

The Paediatric Asthma Data Module provides information at Primary Care Trust (PCT) level on emergency hospital admissions for patients aged under 19 with a primary diagnosis of asthma. The toolkit will enable PCTs to compare their emergency admission rates, bed-days and lengths of stay with a range of different comparators.  It is designed to highlight variations at PCT level and allow benchmarking to inform the commissioning decision making process for children’s services within PCTs. 

This Bolton level summary report presents information on emergency hospital admissions for asthma, diabetes and epilepsy for children in Greater Manchester.

This report presents information on emergency hospital admissions for asthma, diabetes and epilepsy for children in Greater Manchester at a PCT level.

Map showing prevalence of current levels of population who have had shortness of breath due to wheezing or asthma in last 12 months within Bolton at MSOA (Middle Super Output Area) level. Taken from Bolton Health Survey 2010.

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