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Asthma Incidence among Children and Adults: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back Survey—United States, 2006–2008.

This is the first successful application of the BRFSS–ACBS during 2006–2008 to estimate asthma incidence rates from participating states and DC.

Asthma Incidence: Data from the National Health Interview Survey, 1980-1996.

Journal of Asthma article: Incidence increased faster in children than in adults and increased in females but not in males during this time. These findings suggest that increasing asthma incidence contributed to the increasing prevalence during this time.

Asthma Prevalence Among U.S. Children in Underrepresented Minority Populations
American Indian/Alaska Native, Chinese, Filipino, and Asian Indian

Smaller racial and ethnic minority groups are often excluded from asthma studies. National estimates of current asthma prevalence among the children in the selected minority subgroups ranged from 4.4% in Asian Indian children to 13.0% in American Indian/Alaska Native children.

Predictors of Asthma Self-Management Education among Children and Adults-2006-2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back Survey.

The 2006 and 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Child and Adult Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS) data were analyzed.

Regional Differences in Hospitalizations for Asthma in the United States, 1988-1996

Journal of Asthma article: Hospitalization rates for asthma are higher in the Northeast United States than in other regions, despite similar regional prevalence rates.

The State of Childhood Asthma and Future Directions - Conference Proceedings

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data were used to describe 1980–2007 trends among children 0 to 17 years of age and recent patterns according to gender, race, and age.


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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