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Asthma’s Impact on the Nation: Infographic

Asthma Impacts Nation Infographic


Asthma's Impact on the Nation

Asthma is common.

1 in 11 children have asthma.
This figure shows 11 children, one of which is holding an inhaler to show that 1 in 11 children have asthma.

1 in 12 adults have asthma.
This figure shows 12 inhalers, one of which is highlighted red to show that 1 in 12 adults have asthma.

Black children are 2 times more likely to have asthma than white children.

Asthma is deadly.

1 in 5 children with asthma went to an emergency department for asthma-related care in 2009.
This figure shows 5 children holding inhalers, one of which is highlighted green to show that 1 in 5 children with asthma went to an emergency department for asthma-related care in 2009.

In 2009, there were:
479,000 asthma-related hospitalizations.
This is an image of a hospital to support the number of asthma-related hospitalizations.

In 2009, there were:
1.9 million asthma-related emergency department visits.
This is an image of an ambulance to support the number of asthma-related emergency department visits.

In 2009, there were:
8.9 million asthma-related doctor visits.
This is an image of a doctor to represent the number of asthma-related doctor visits in 2009.

9 people die from asthma every day.
This is an image of 9 headstones with "RIP" written on them to represent the 9 asthma deaths every day.

Black Americans are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from asthma than any other racial or ethnic group.

Asthma is disruptive.

Nearly 1 in 2 children with asthma report missing at least 1 day of school each year because of asthma.
This is an image of a crayon and pencil crossed out to represent children that missed at least 1 school day.

3 in 5 people with asthma limit their physical activity.
This is an image of a person running that is crossed out to represent people with asthma that limit their physical activity.

Nearly 1 in 3 adults with asthma report missing at least one day of work each year because of asthma.
This is an image of a briefcase that is crossed out to represent adults with asthma that miss at least 1 work day each year.

Asthma is expensive.

Asthma costs our Nation $56 billion per year.
This is an image of lungs being filled with coins. This image represents the costs asthma has on our Nation.

1 in 4 black adults can't afford their asthma medicines.
This is an image of an asthma inhaler that is covered with dollar signs. This image is a representation of how expensive asthma medicines can be.

1 in 5 Hispanic adults can't afford their asthma medicines.

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Source: Asthma's Impact on the Nation
National Asthma Control Program (NACP)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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