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Asthma’s Impact on the Nation (2012)

Asthma is common, deadly, disruptive, and expensive. CDC’s National Asthma Control Program breaks down the data with a Fact Sheet, Infographic, State Data Profiles, and the facts regarding Work-related Asthma.

Fact Sheet [PDF - 532 KB]
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.

Infographic
Highlights of our data from “Asthma’s Impact on the Nation”.

State Data Profiles
The 2011 Asthma State Profiles provide an overview of the burden of asthma in the 36 National Asthma Control Program grantee states (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) and throughout the U.S.

Work-related Asthma
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.

 

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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