QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged <18 years Who Have Ever Had Asthma Diagnosed, by Age Group --- United States, 2003
An estimated 9 million (12.5%) children aged <18 years in the United States have had asthma diagnosed at some time in their lives. As age increases, the proportion of children who have ever had asthma diagnosed increases.
SOURCE: Dey AN, Bloom B. Summary health statistics for U.S. children: National Health Interview
Survey, 2003. Vital Health Stat 2005;10(223). Available at
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