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Asthma’s Impact on the Nation

Asthma Facts

CDC’s National Asthma Control Program Grantees[PDF – 2.7 MB]
This report describes asthma prevalence, healthcare utilization, asthma self-management education, and mortality for the program’s funded grantees in 34 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

  • Fact Sheet [PDF – 430 KB]
    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.
    This material is provided for historical reference. Some of the data in this fact sheet is no longer current. For up to date asthma surveillance statistics, please visit

State Data Profiles
The 2011 Asthma State Profiles provide an overview of the burden of asthma in the 36 National Asthma Control Program grantee states (including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) and throughout the U.S.

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.