8.2% of the U.S. population has asthma - 25 million people

According to CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics:

- 8.2% of the U.S. population has asthma, or about 25 million people

- 3,395 asthma deaths were reported in 2008

- asthma accounted for 10.5 million lost school days and 14.2 million lost work days in 2008

- 4.2% of the population in 2009 reported at least one asthma attack in the previous year

"How Asthma Makes Me Feel" video. The Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) asked children to tell us—in pictures and in their own words—how they felt during an asthma attack, and how they felt when they could breathe again. What they told us was enlightening—and heart-rending.

Learn what you can do to control your asthma at http://cdc.gov/VitalSigns/asthma


FASTSTATS - Asthma - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Asthma a Problem for Millions. WebMD, 2011.

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