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CDC’s National Asthma Control Program would like to share our newest asthma resources. This page includes newer additions to our multimedia content, research library, and data & surveillance resources

Multimedia: Audio and Video

Asthma control messages presented by kids, asthma experts, and doctors in audio and video formats.

Dr. Elizabeth Herman

Acetaminophen and Asthma

Dr. Elizabeth Herman comments on recent questions regarding the use of acetaminophen and either the development of asthma or the severity of asthma symptoms. From CDC’s Expert Commentary Series on Medscape.

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Travel Tips for People with Asthma

This podcast will assist health care providers in supporting asthma patients so they can be symptom-free and fully active while traveling. From: CDC Audio Rounds.

Dr. Elizabeth Herman

The Prescription for Wintertime Asthma Control

Dr. Elizabeth Herman tells clinicians how a few minutes of counseling can help keep their patients with asthma healthy all winter. From CDC’s Expert Commentary Series on Medscape.

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Don’t Let Asthma Keep You Out of The Game

In this podcast for kids, the Kidtastics talk about how to stay active if you have asthma. From: CDC Kidtastics Series.

Research and Documents

These citations are published CDC-authored articles related to asthma and indoor/outdoor air pollution. Names in bold indicate CDC Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch authorship.

2014 (to date)

Iqbal S, Oraka E, Chew G, Flanders WD. “Association between birth place and current asthma highlights the role of the environment.” Am J Publ Health 2014; (104)S1: S175-S182.


Hester LL, Wilce MA, Gill S, Disler S, Collins P, Crawford G. “Roles of the State Asthma Program in Implementing Multicomponent, School-Based Asthma Interventions.” J School Health. 2013; (83):833-841. Abstract.

Holsey CN, Collins P, Zahran H. “Disparities in Asthma Care, Management, and Education among Children with Asthma.” Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 2013; 20(4):172-177. Abstract.

Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. “Asthma symptoms among adults with work-related asthma.” Journal of Asthma. 2013; 50:166-173. Abstract.

Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. “Health-related quality of life among adults with work-related asthma in the United States.” Qua Life Res. 2013; 22:771-780.

Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE, Storey E. “Occupational Asthma Incidence: Evidence from the 2006-2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-Back Survey.” J Asthma 2013; (50):390-4.

Mazurek JM, Knoeller GE, Moorman JE, Storey E. “Occupational Asthma Incidence: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-Back survey—United States, 2006-2009.” Journal of Asthma. 2013; 50:390-394.

Mirabelli MC, Beavers SF, Chatterjee AB, Moorman JE. “Age at asthma onset and subsequent asthma outcomes among adults with active asthma.” Respir Med 2013 [Epub ahead of print].

Moorman JE, Person CJ, Zahran HS. “Asthma Attacks Among Persons with Current Asthma — United States, 2001–2010.” MMWR 2013; 62(03): 93-98.

Oraka E, Iqbal S, Flanders WD, Brinker K, Garbe P. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Current Asthma and Emergency Department Visits” Journal of Asthma. Epub ahead of print. Abstract.

Portnoy J, Miller JD, Williams PB, Chew GL, Miller JD, Zaitoun F, Phipatanakul W, Kennedy K, Barnes C, Grimes C, Larenas-Linnemann D, Sublett J, Bernstein D, Blessing-Moore J, Khan D, Lang D, Nicklas R, Oppenheimer J, Randolph C, Schuller D, Spector S, Tilles SA, Wallace D. “Environmental Assessment and Exposure Control of dust mites: a practice parameter.” Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013; (111):465-506.

Van Sickle D, Magzamen S, Truelove S, Morrison T. “Remote Monitoring of Inhaled Bronchodilator Use and Weekly Feedback about Asthma Management: An Open-Group, Short-Term Pilot Study of the Impact on Asthma Control.” PLoS ONE 2013; 8(2): e55335. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055335.

White GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. “Asthma in Health Care Workers: 2008 and 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-Back Survey.” J Occup Environ Med. Epub ahead of print.

White GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. “Work-related asthma and employment status—38 states and District of Columbia, 2006-2009.” J Asthma. Epub ahead of print.

Zahran HS, Bailey C. “Factors Associated with Asthma Prevalence among Racial and Ethnic Groups—United States, 2009–2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.” Journal of Asthma 2013; Early online: 1-7.


Roberts JR, Karr CJ; de Ybarrondo L; McCurdy LE; Freeland KD; Hulsey TC; FormanJ. “Improving Pediatrician Knowledge about Environmental Triggers of Asthma.” Clinical Pediatrics 2013; 52(6):523-30. Abstract.


Akinbami LJ, Moorman JE, Bailey C, Zahran HS, King M, Johnson CA, Liu X. “Trends in Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality in the United States, 2001–2010.” [PDF - 680 KB] NCHS Data Brief 2012 No. 94.

Garbe PL, Lu P, Euler G, Callahan DB. “First things first: Protecting children with asthma from infection with influenza.” American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2012; 185 (12): i- ii.

Herman E, Garbe P. “Letter: Evidence-Based Health: Necessary But Not Sufficient” Preventing Chronic Disease 2012; 9:110304. DOI:

King ME. “Serious Psychological Distress and Asthma.” in Martin CR, Preedy VR (eds.) Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Asthma. CRC Press 2012.

Kit BK, Simon AE, Ogden CL, Akinbami LJ. “Trends in Preventive Asthma Medication Use Among Children and Adolescents, 1988–2008.” Pediatrics 2012; 129 (1): 62-69.

Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM , Moorman JE. “Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use among Adults with Work-Related and Non-Work-Related Asthma.” Journal of Asthma 2012; 49 (1): 107-113.

Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. Work-related Asthma – 38 States and District of Columbia, 2006-2009. MMWR. 2012; 61:375-378.

Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. “Characteristics associated with health care professional diagnosis of work-related asthma among individuals who describe their asthma as being caused or made worse by workplace exposures.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2012; 52:485-90. Abstract.

Labre MP, Herman EJ, Dumitru GG, Valenzuela KA, Cechman CL. Public Health Interventions for Asthma: An Umbrella Review, 1990–2010. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2012; 42(4):403– 410.

Mazurek JM, Knoeller GE, Moorman JE. “Effect of current depression on the association of work-related asthma with adverse asthma outcomes: a cross-sectional study using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.” Journal of Affective Disorders. 2012; 136(3):1135-42. Abstract.

Moorman J, Akinbami LJ, Bailey C, Zahran H, King M, Johnson C, Liu X. “National Surveillance of Asthma: United States, 2001-2010.” [PDF - 910 KB] National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Statistics 2012; 3(35).

Oraka E, Kim HJ, King ME, Callahan DB. “Asthma prevalence among US elderly by age groups: age still matters.” Journal of Asthma 2012; 49(6):593-9. Abstract.

Shen J, Oraka E. “Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among children with asthma.” Preventive Medicine 2012; 54: 27–31.

Tharp AT, Constans JI, Yin R, Sullivan G, Vasterling JJ, Rouse J, Schreiber MD, King M. “Service provision in disaster preparation, response, and recovery for individuals with predisaster mental illness.” American Journal of Disaster Medicine 2012; 7(3): 171-174.

Winer RA., Qin X, Harrington T, Moorman J, Zahran H. “Asthma Incidence among Children and Adults: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back Survey—United States, 2006–2008.” Journal of Asthma 2012; 49 (1):16–22.

Zahran HS, Person CJ, Bailey C, Moorman JE. “Predictors of Asthma Self-Management Education among Children and Adults-2006-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back Survey.” Journal of Asthma 2012; 49(1):98-106.

Older Publications

Data and Surveillance

Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS)

Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS): The 2006 through 2008 ACBS data, documentation, and prevalence tables are now available online. The ACBS addresses critical questions surrounding the health and experiences of persons with asthma and provides data at the state and local level.

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Data & Surveillance

Percents by Age, Sex, and Race, United States, 2012. Age: Child = 9.3%, Adult =  8.0%, Sex: Male = 7.0%, Female =  9.5%, Race/Ethnicity: White =  8.1%, Black =  11.9%, Hispanic =  7%. Source: National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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