According to the U.S. National Center for Health
Statistics, in 2009:1
In 2007, asthma caused 1.8 million visits to the hospital
emergency room for asthma. Children went to the
emergency room more often than adults. About 4,000 people died of
asthma each year from 2005 to 2007.1
Although many people with asthma
suffer from poorly controlled symptoms, evidence suggests that when taken
correctly, currently available medicines work very well to control
symptoms in the majority of people who have asthma.
CitationsAkinbami LK, et al. (2011). Asthma prevalence, health care use, and mortality: United States, 2005–2009. National Health Statistics Reports, 32: 1–16.
February 14, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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