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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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