What Is Asthma?
Why Is It Important To Understand?
- 1 in every 14 people have asthma.
African americans are 3 times as likely to be hospitalized from asthma and to get it.
About 22 million people have asthma in the U.S. about 6 million of those are children.
8% of adults and 10% of children have asthma.
About 7 million people that have asthma aren't 18.
Asthma causes about 14 million hospital visits a year.
There is no cure for asthma.
Asthma is more common in children than adults and more common in boys than girls
Asthma is more common in adult women than adult men.
- In 2011, the asthma rate for African-Americans was 47 percent higher than for whites.