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Asthma

Data are for the U.S.

Morbidity: Adults (aged 18 years and over)

  • Number of adults who currently have asthma: 17.7 million
  • Percent of adults who currently have asthma: 7.4%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table A-2 [PDF - 219 KB]

Morbidity: Children (under age 18 years)

  • Number of children who currently have asthma: 6.3 million
  • Percent of children who currently have asthma: 8.6%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2014, Table C-1 [PDF - 105 KB]

Physician office visits

  • Number of visits to physician offices with asthma as primary diagnosis: 10.5 million

Source: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2012 Summary Tables, table 13 [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Emergency department visits

  • Number of visits to emergency departments with asthma as primary diagnosis: 1.8 million

Source: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2011 Emergency Department Summary Tables. Table 12 [PDF - 1.1 MB]

Hospital inpatient care

  • Number of discharges with asthma as first-listed diagnosis: 439,000
  • Average length of stay: 3.6 days

Source: National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2010 table, Average length of stay and days of care – Number and rate of discharges by first-listed diagnostic categories [PDF - 58 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths: 3,630
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.1

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2013, tables 10, 11 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

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