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Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases
among children and youth in the United States. Nearly 5 million asthma sufferers are under the age of 18.1 One out
of ten children have asthma.2 People with low-income, minorities, and children living in inner cities experience
more emergency department visits and hospitalizations than the general population.3
Every day in America, 44,000
people have an asthma attack, 36,000 children miss school, 27,000 adults miss work, 4,700
people visit the emergency room due to asthma, and 1,200 people are admitted to the hospital.4 Good
asthma control means no missed days of school or work, no emergency department
visits, and no limitations on your daily activities.
complete song, C-O-N-T-R-O-L, along with more asthma management music is available on the "Asthma Blues"®
and Mortality Report" NCHS, US, CDC,2003
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United States, 1980-2005.
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Revised December 29, 2006.
Hyattsville, MD. National Center for Health Statistics,
Lieu TA, Lozano P, Finkelstein JA, Chi FW, Jensvold NG, Capra AM.
Racial/Ethnic Variation in Asthma Status and Management
Practices Among Children in Managed Medicaid.
Pediatrics 2002; 109:857–865.