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CDC’s National Asthma Control Program: Taking Action Against Asthma

Asthma Data brief [PDF - 680 KB]

Trends in asthma prevalence, healthcare use, and mortality in the United States, 2001-2010.

Asthma's Impact on the Nation

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.

Asthma QuickStat

Trends in asthma death rates by age and race, based on death statistics from the National Vital Statistics System.

Video: Helping Americans Breathe Easier

Paul Garbe Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled. Rhonda Mitchell lost her 10-year-old son Kellen to asthma. Since then she has worked tirelessly to tell her son′s story to prevent this from happening again. She says, “Kellen′s passing was a tragedy that turned to triumph through advocacy for school children in Georgia, because even one asthma death is one too many.” Thanks to the work of CDC′s National Asthma Control Program and state, local, and national partners, by 2010 all 50 states had passed self–carry laws. [WAV - 20 MB]

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.