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CDC's National Asthma Control Program

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program supports the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2010 for asthma. The goals of the program are to reduce the number of deaths, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, school or work days missed, and limitations on activity due to asthma.

Most grants are awarded in September each year for activities to be conducted the following fiscal year (FY). With FY 2004 National Asthma Control Program funds, CDC funded grantees in 35 states, the District of Columbia, 1 territory (Puerto Rico), national organizations, and others for activities to be conducted in FY 2005. These grantees and CDC are conducting asthma tracking, intervention, partnership, and public health research activities. CDC also funded seven urban school districts, one state education agency, and six national nongovernmental organizations to support and address asthma control within a coordinated school health program.


Major Data Collection Systems

CDC also supports a number of major asthma data collection efforts, including (1) collection of state-level adult asthma prevalence rates for detailed subgroups in 50 states, 3 territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands), and Washington, D.C., through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey; (2) collection of data on days of restricted activity, days in bed, days of work or school lost, physician visits, and hospitalizations due to asthma through the National Health Interview Survey; and (3) collection of in-depth state and local asthma data through development and testing of a National Asthma Survey module, with activities in eight states so far. For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/asthmadata.htm


Program Funding
Fiscal YearAppropriations (millions)
19991.2
200010.3
200127.9
200235.2
200336.9
200432.1*
200532.4*

* Represents approximately level funding under CDC's new budget structure.

 

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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