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New Data Added

CDC just released the first of the many updates planned for the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) in 2011. The Tracking Network now includes asthma prevalence data. Asthma attacks have been linked to environmental factors such as allergens, tobacco smoke, and indoor and outdoor air pollution. Until now, the Tracking Network only provided data on asthma hospitalizations. With the addition of asthma prevalence data, the Tracking Network is now able to provide health professionals, elected officials, and the public with better estimates of how many people are currently affected by asthma.

The Tracking Network also has added more up-to-date data and data from more states on:

  • Birth Defects
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning, and
  • Heart Attacks

Visit the Tracking Network to learn more about asthma prevalence data and the updated datasets and stay tuned for more exciting news from the Tracking Network!