It is estimated by the U.S. Prevalence Statistics for Chronic Disease that Asthma affects more than 60 million Americas each year (1 in 5 Americans). This is a dramatic rise from those that suffered with asthma just 10 years ago and is even more so from those that did 50 years ago. Here are some other shocking statistics about asthma.
- It is the most common chronic condition in children.
- It accounts for one quarter of all emergency room visits.
- The annual cost of asthma is about 60 billion dollars
- It is the number one cause of school absenteeism in children, accounting for most than 13 million total missed days of school.
Other statistics reveal asthma continuing to grow rapidly as a threat to the health of the general population. As of now, more incidences continue to occur among children and adults in the USA.
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