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Data, Statistics, and Surveillance

graph showing current asthma prevalence percent by age, sex and race/ethnicity united states 2016

Asthma Surveillance Data

Asthma surveillance data includes collection of asthma data at both the national and the state level. National data is available on asthma prevalence, activity limitation, days of work or school lost, rescue and control medication use, asthma self-management education, physician visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations due to asthma, and deaths due to asthma from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys and the Vital Statistics System. Asthma surveillance data at the state level include adult and child asthma prevalence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and in-depth state and local asthma data through implementation of the BRFSS Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS).

  • Measures to Identify and Track Racial Disparities in Childhood Asthma [PDF – 1.28 MB]
    April 2016 Recommendations from the Standards Subcommittee of the Asthma Disparities Workgroup, an interagency committee convened to address strategies in the Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities.
  • Most Recent Asthma Data
    These tables feature the latest national and state statistics on the burden of asthma among children and adults.
  • Tables and Graphs
    Read asthma-related data in tables and graphs from sources including the Asthma Call-­back Survey (ACBS), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). You can also view asthma-­related Statistics and Survey Questions.
  • Reports and Publications
    Learn more about Surveillance Summaries; Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Publications; National Center for Health Statistics; Other Related Articles, Publications, and Links; and State Data Profiles.
  • Asthma’s Impact on the Nation
    Asthma surveillance data show asthma’s deadly, disruptive, and costly impact on the nation. Learn more about Asthma’s Impact on the Nation through data from CDC’s National Asthma Control Program (NACP) presented in a Fact Sheet, Infographic, State Data Profiles, and a report on Work-related Asthma.
  • Asthma Prevalence in the U.S.: Slide set [PPTX – 3.8 MB]
    Downloadable set of 18 slides graphically summarizing asthma prevalence in the United States

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