Asthma Statistics

Asthma Statistics  
Number of people in the US with Asthma 24.6 million
Number of people worldwide with Asthma 300 million
Number of people in the US who die each year from Asthma 3,384
Number of people globally who die each year from Asthma 250,000
Percent of asthma cases due to workplace conditions such as fumes or dust 11 %
Percent of asthmatics who also have allergies 70 %
Number of school days missed each year due to Asthma 13 million
Number of work days missed each year due to Asthma 10.1 million
Annual cost of medical expenses due to Asthma $48.6 billion
Annual cost of Asthma prescription drugs $6 billion
Number of emergency room visits each year due to Asthma 217,000
Percent of people with Asthma who had an attack within the past 12 months 53 %
Percent increase in Asthma cases in the past 10 years 48 %
Asthma Prevalence Statistics  
Children 9.4 %
Adults 8.2 %
Male 7.0 %
Female 9.9 %
White 8.1 %
Black 12.1 %
Hispanic 7.3 %

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Statistic Verification
Source: American Lung Association
Research Date: July 14th, 2014

Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm.[2] Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.