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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.

Acetaminophen and Asthma

Dr. Elizabeth Herman

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.

Travel Tips for People with Asthma

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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.

The Prescription for Wintertime Asthma Control

Dr. Elizabeth Herman

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.

Don’t Let Asthma Keep You Out of The Game

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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)

Akinbami LJ, Moorman JE, Simon AE, Schoendorf KC. “Trends in racial disparities for asthma outcomes among children 0 to 17 years, 2001-2010” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2014; epub ahead of print.

Damon SA, Tardif RR. “Asthma education: different viewpoints elicited by qualitative and quantitative methods.” 2014; epub ahead of publication. Journal of Asthma.

El Burai Felix S, Bailey CM, Zahran HS. “Asthma prevalence among Hispanic adults in Puerto Rico and Hispanic adults of Puerto Rican descent in the United States – results from two national surveys.” 2014; epub ahead of publication. Journal of Asthma.

Iqbal S, Oraka E, Chew G, Flanders WD. “Association between birth place and current asthma highlights the role of the environment: The Role of Environment and Acculturation.” American Journal of Public Health 2014; (104)S1: S175-S182.

Mazurek JM, White GE, Moorman JE, Storey E. “Influenza Vaccination Among Adults with Work-Related Asthma, United States, 2006–2009.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2014.

Mirabelli MC, Beavers SF, Flanders WD, Chatterjee AB. “Reliability in reporting asthma history and age at asthma onset.” Journal of Asthma 2014.

Zahran HS, Bailey CM, Qin X, Moorman JE. “Assessing asthma severity among children and adults with asthma.” Journal of Asthma. 2014; 51 (6): 610-617.


Garland-Forshee RY, Fiala SC, Ngo DL, Moseley K. “Sexual Orientation and Sex Differences in Adult Chronic Conditions, Health Risk Factors, and Protective Health Practices, Oregon, 2005–2008.” Preventing Chronic Disease. 2014; 11:140126.

Tomasallo CD, Hanrahan LP, Tandias A, Chang TS, Cowan KJ, Guilbert TW “Estimating Wisconsin asthma prevalence using clinical electronic health records and public health data.” American Journal of Public Health. 2014; 104(1):e65-73. Abstract

Travers D, Lich KH, Lippmann SJ, Weinberger M, Yeatts KB, Liao W, et al. “Defining Emergency Department Asthma Visits for Public Health Surveillance, North Carolina, 2008–2009.” Preventing Chronic Disease. 2014; 11:130329.


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.” Journal of 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.” Quality of Life Research. 2013; 22(4):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.” Journal of 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.” Respiratory Medicine 2013; 107 (12): 1829-1836..

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. 2013; 50 (5) 488-496. 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.” Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 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.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2013: 55(12) 1463-1468. Abstract.

White GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. “Work-related asthma and employment status—38 states and District of Columbia, 2006-2009.” Journal of Asthma. 2013: 50 (9): 954-959.

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; 50(6): 583-589.


Lich KH, Travers D, Psek W, Weinberger M, Yeatts K, Liao W, Lippmann SJ, Njord L, Waller A. “Emergency department visits attributable to asthma in North Carolina, 2008.” North Carolina Medical Journal. 2013; 74(1):9-17. Abstract.

Roberts JR, Karr CJ; de Ybarrondo L; McCurdy LE; Freeland KD; Hulsey TC; Forman J. “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.


Beard J, Beck C, Grahm G, Packham S, Traphagan M, Giles R, Morgan J. “Winter Temperature Inversions and Emergency Department Visits for Asthma in Salt Lake County, Utah, 2003–2008.” Environmental Health Perspectives 2012: 10 (120): 1385 .

Carrillo ZG, Kirk S, Mier N, Lucio R., Garza, NI, Zuniga, MA. “The impact of asthma health education for parents of children attending Head Start Centers.” [PDF - 163 KB] Journal of Community Health. 2012; 37(6): 1296-1300.

Carrillo ZG, Lucio RL, Seol YH, Garza NI, Zuniga MA, Hernandez T, Harrison W. “Outcomes of Community Health Worker Intervention With Asthma Education and Healthy Homes Curriculum in South Texas Colonias.” [PDF - 198 KB] Journal of Asthma & Allergy Educators. 2012; 3: 27-33.

Lucio LR, Carrillo ZG., Seol YH, Garza N, Mier N, Trevino L. “Incorporating what Promotoras Learn: Becoming Role Models to Effect Positive Change.” Journal of Community Health. 2012; 37 (5): 1026-1031.

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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