Asthma Statistics

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Asthma Statistics 
Number of people in the US with Asthma24.6 million
Number of people worldwide with Asthma300 million
Number of people in the US who die each year from Asthma3,384
Number of people globally who die each year from Asthma250,000
Percent of asthma cases due to workplace conditions such as fumes or dust11 %
Percent of asthmatics who also have allergies70 %
Number of school days missed each year due to Asthma13 million
Number of work days missed each year due to Asthma10.1 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 Asthma217,000
Percent of people with Asthma who had an attack within the past 12 months53 %
Percent increase in Asthma cases in the past 10 years48 %
Asthma Prevalence Statistics 
Children9.4 %
Adults8.2 %
Male7.0 %
Female9.9 %
White8.1 %
Black12.1 %
Hispanic7.3 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: American Lung Association
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 4, 2016

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