|cases of asthma||1.7||0.6||1631||80|
|causes of asthma||1.65||0.2||9079||46|
|causes of asthma attack||0.97||0.5||1429||48|
|causes of asthma in children||0.11||0.8||135||95|
|causes of asthma exacerbation||0.72||1||5032||66|
|causes of asthma disease||1.53||0.8||6958||47|
|causes of asthma in adults||1.83||0.3||225||25|
|causes of asthma nhs||1.93||0.9||3430||36|
|causes of asthma in cats||1.18||0.6||4190||22|
|causes of asthma uk||0.45||0.1||7821||18|
|causes of asthma attacks at night||1.9||0.2||6900||18|
|causes of asthma cdc||1.21||0.3||8168||94|
|causes of asthma flares||0.56||0.4||5400||79|
|causes of asthma in pregnancy||0.03||0.2||8268||54|
Asthma claims approximately 5,000 lives annually in the United States. Asthma deaths have increased significantly during the past two decades. From 1975 to 1979, the death rate was 8.2 per 100,000 people. That rate jumped from 1993-1995 to 17.9 per 100,000.Who is most affected by asthma?
Asthma affects 22 million Americans; about 6 million of these are children under age 18. People who have a family history of asthma have an increased risk of developing the disease. Asthma is also more common in people who have allergies or who are exposed to tobacco smoke. However, anyone can develop asthma at any time.