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Asthma by the Numbers

25

million Americans have asthma


up from 20 million in 2001 (Population of Australia: 22 million)

GRASP OF CONTROL
Under

learned about avoiding triggers

3,447

asthma deaths per year


9 deaths per day

Under

Emergency visits for asthma:

of those who were taught it currently practice avoidance

50% 50%

1.6 million a year


456,000 admitted to hospital in 2007 Average length of stay: 3.4 days

ECONOMIC BURDEN
Costs of Asthma:

8.2% of children or 9.6% 7.1 million kids


of adults have asthma
50% increase in asthma among black kids (2001-2009) 1 in 6 AfricanAmerican children lives with asthma 57% of kids with asthma had an attack in 2008

$56 billion
in 2007. Up 6% from 2002 Medical expense portion:

$50.1 billion
$3,300 per asthmatic: Average annual asthma medical costs 1 in 9 insured cant afford prescription meds
Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, May 2011 Vital Signs report and CDC 2007 asthma data; 2008 Asthma Gap II survey from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.