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National Asthma Control Program: America Breathing Easier 2002

"Asthma steals vitality and well-being both from its victims and from their families, and asthma rates are increasing in the United States. Environmental efforts, good therapy, and careful management can turn around the assault of this disease on our health."

Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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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