Latest U.S. Asthma Statistics by CDC (video)
CDC: What does living with asthma mean to you? About 25 million people are living with asthma in the U.S. Learn what you can do to control your asthma at http://cdc.gov/VitalSigns/asthma
Asthma in the US is growing every year. Asthma rates rose the most among black children, almost a 50% increase. Asthma was linked to 3,447 deaths (about 9 per day) in 2007. Asthma costs in the US grew from about $53 billion in 2002 to about $56 billion in 2007, about a 6% increase.
One in 12 people (about 25 million, or 8% of the population) had asthma in 2009, compared with 1 in 14 (about 20 million, or 7%) in 2001.
More than half (53%) of people with asthma had an asthma attack in 2008. 185 children and 3,262 adults died from asthma in 2007.
Better asthma education is needed: less than half of people with asthma reported being taught how to avoid triggers.