ASTHMA BY THE NUMBERS

Some Shocking numbers and stats to know about asthma:

Worldwide:

300 million live with asthma

250,000 deaths due to asthma each year

15 million years of healthy life (disability adjusted life years: DALYs) are lost due to asthma

Asthma is most prevalent in developed nations: the United Kingdom, Canada, and U.S.

 

In the United States:

Nearly 19 million adults and 7 million children in the U.S. live with asthma

3,388 died due to asthma in 2009

44,000 asthma attacks occur each day

4,700 asthma emergency room visits daily

More than 36,000 kids miss school and 27,000 adults miss work every day due to asthma

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