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Asthma Facts

  • In the United States, 16 million adults and seven million children are living with asthma
  • About 2 million Hispanics have asthma
  • About 12 million asthma attacks are reported each year
  • Half a million Americans are hospitalized each year for asthma
  • Asthma accounts for more than 200,000 emergency room visits and 10.5 million doctor visits each year
  • Care for asthma-related illness and issues total to about $20 billion per year
  • Asthma is the third most common cause for pediatric hospitalization
  • Adults with asthma missed 10 million days of work last year
  • 11 percent of asthma diagnoses are work-related
  • Children with asthma in the U.S. missed 13 million days of school last year
  • About 70 percent of asthmatics suffer from additional allergies

Source: Kumar Swamy, MD, of the MetroHealth Allergy & Immunology Clinic, 2010.

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