Asthma’s impact on the nation
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Asthma’s impact on the nation

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      Asthma is common.

      • 1 in 11 children have asthma.

      • 1 in 12 adults have asthma.

      • Black children are 2 times more likely to have asthma than white children.

      Asthma is deadly.

      • 1 in 5 children with asthma went to an emergency department for asthma-related care in 2009.

      • In 2009, there were:

      479,000 asthma-related hospitalizations.

      1.9 million asthma-related emergency department visits.

      8.9 million asthma-related doctor visits.

      9 people die from asthma every day.

      • Black Americans are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from asthma than any other racial or ethnic group.

      Asthma is disruptive.

      • Nearly 1 in 2 children with asthma report missing at least 1 day of school each year because of asthma.

      • 3 in 5 people with asthma limit their physical activity.

      • Nearly 1 in 3 adults with asthma report missing at least one day of work each year because of asthma.

      Asthma is expensive.

      • Asthma costs our Nation $56 billion per year.

      • 1 in 4 black adults can't afford their asthma medicines.

      • 1 in 5 Hispanic adults can't afford their asthma medicines.

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