Asthma is a Major Health Problem
in the U.S.
5 million school-aged children have asthma1
Students miss almost 13 million school days each
year due to asthma2
Asthma is the 3rd-ranking cause of
hospitalization among children under 153
1 Epidemiology and Statistics Unit. Trends in Asthma Morbidity and
Mortality. NYC: ALA, July 2006.
2 CDC. Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use and Mortality, 2003-2005.
National Center for Health Statistics. Washington, DC.
3 Hall MJ & DeFrances CJ. 2001 National Hospital Discharge Survey.
Advance data from Vital and Health Statistics, Table 3; no 332.
Hyattsville, MD: NCHS,2003.