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 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.
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 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.
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.
2013 (to date)
Dunn KH, Shulman S, Stock AL, Naeher LP. “Personal carbon monoxide exposures among firefighters at prescribed forest burns in the southeastern United States.” Arch Environ Occup Health. 2013; 68(1):55-9. Abstract.
Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. “Asthma symptoms among adults with work-related asthma.” Journal of Asthma. 2013; 50:166-173. Abstract.
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.
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.
Rupert DJ, Poehlman JA, Damon SA, Williams PN (2013). “Risk and protective behaviours for residential carbon monoxide poisoning.” Injury Prevention; 19(2): 119-123. Podcast.
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.005533.5.
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.
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.
Bitsko RH, Danielson M, King M, Visser SN, Scahill L, Perou R. “Health Care Needs of Children With Tourette Syndrome” Journal of Child Neurology Eepub ahead of print.
Brandt M, Brown C, Burkhart J, Burton N, Cox-Ganser J, Damon S, Falk H, Fridkin S, Garbe P, McGeehin M, Morgan J, Page E, Rao C, Redd S, Sinks T, Trout D, Wallingford K, Warnock D, Weissman D. “Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods.” in Friis RG (ed.) The Praeger handbook of environmental health. Vol. Two, Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2012. Earlier version.
Clower J, Henretig F, Trella J, Hoffman R, Wheeler K, Maxted A, Weng C, Chen J-H, Chang H-G, Blog D, Marcus S, Ruck B, Bronstein A, Yip F, Law R, Wolkin A, Lewis L, Schier J. Notes from the Field: Carbon Monoxide Exposures Reported to Poison Centers and Related to Hurricane Sandy — Northeastern United States, 2012. MMWR. 2012; 61(44): 905.
Clower J, Hampson NB, Iqbal S, Yip FY. “Recipients of hyperbaric oxygen treatment for carbon monoxide poisoning and exposure circumstances.” American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012; 30:846-51. Abstract.
Diette GB, Tanaka RA, Balmes J, Buist AS, Checkley W, Garbe P, Hansel NN, Kapil V, Gordon SB, Lagat D, Yip F, Mortimer K, Perez-Padilla R, Roth C, Schwaninger J, Punturieri A, Kiley J. “Obstructive Lung Disease and Exposure to Burning Biomass Fuel in the Indoor Environment.” Global Heart; 2012; 7:265-270. Abstract.
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.
Hampson NB, Dunn SL, Yip FY, Clower JH, Weaver LK. “The UHMS/CDC Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Surveillance Program: Three-year data” Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine 2012; 39 (2): 667-85.
Herman E, Garbe P. “Letter: Evidence-Based Health: Necessary But Not Sufficient” Preventing Chronic Disease 2012; 9:110304. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110304
Iqbal S, Clower J, Saha S, Boehmer T, Mattson C, Yip FY, Cobb B, Flanders WD. “Carbon Monoxide Alarm Ordinance Awareness and Presence of Alarms at Home.” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2012; 18(3): 272–278. Abstract.
Iqbal S, Clower JH, Hernandez SA, Damon SA, YipFY. “A Review of Disaster-Related Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Opportunities for Prevention.” American Journal of Public Health Epub ahead of print.
Iqbal S, Clower JH, King ME, Bell J, Yip FY. “National Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Surveillance Framework and Recent Estimates.” Public Health Reports 2012; 127: 486-496.
Iqbal S, Clower JH, Saha S, Boehmer T, Mattson C, Yip FY, Cobb B, Flanders WD. “Residential Carbon Monoxide Alarm Prevalence and Ordinance Awareness.” Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 2012; 18 (3): 272-278.
Iqbal S, Law HZ, Clower JH, Yip FY, Elixhauser A. “Hospital burden of unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning in the United States, 2007.” The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2012; 30:657-64. Abstract.
Iqbal S, Yip FY. “Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Health Effects, Surveillance, and Epidemiology.” in Friis RG (ed. ) The Praeger handbook of environmental health. Vol. Two, Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2012.
King ME. “Serious Psychological Distress and Asthma.” in Martin CR, Preedy VR (eds.) Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Asthma CRC Press 2012.
King ME, Schreiber ND, Formanski SE, Fleming S, Bayleyegn TM, Lemusu SS. “A Brief Report of Surveillance of Traumatic Experiences and Exposures After the Earthquake-Tsunami in American Samoa, 2009.” Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2012. Epub ahead of print.
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.
Knoeller GE, Mazurek JM, Moorman JE. “Health-related quality of life among adults with work-related asthma in the United States.” Qua Life Res 2012 Epub ahead of print.
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. (Abstract).
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.
Data and Surveillance
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.