Latest U.S. Asthma Statistics by CDC (video)

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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.

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