Fast Facts on Asthma

APRIL 01, 2002

? Asthma ranks among the most common chronic conditions in the United States, affecting an estimated 17 million persons.
? Each year asthma attacks cause more than 1.8 million emergency department visits, 500,000 hospitalizations, and 5,500 deaths.
? The estimated cost for asthma, direct and indirect, is nearly $12.6 billion.
? Asthma disproportionately affects children and African Americans. Among the general population, it affects women more than men; however, among children it affects boys more than girls.
? More people in the southern United States have asthma than any other region.

Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

 



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