CDC’s National Asthma Control Program: Taking Action Against Asthma
Trends in asthma prevalence, healthcare use, and mortality in the United States, 2001-2010
The newest data from the CDC National Asthma Control Program, including data collected using the Asthma Call-back Survey
administered in cooperation with the program’s funded grantees.
Trends in asthma death rates by age and race, based on death statistics from the National Vital Statistics System.
Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Rhonda Mitchell lost her 10-year-old son Kellen to asthma.
Since then she has worked tirelessly to tell her son′s story to prevent this from happening again.
She says, “Kellen′s passing was a tragedy that turned to triumph through advocacy for school children in Georgia,
because even one asthma death is one too many.” Thanks to the work of CDC′s National Asthma Control Program and state,
local, and national partners, by 2010 all 50 states had passed self–carry laws.
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To estimate the proportion of asthma that is work-related, CDC analyzed data from the
2006-2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) from 38 states and the District of Columbia.