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Prevalence and Incidence of Asthma

Prevalance of Asthma:

6.4% USA (NIAID); 17 million Americans (NIAID) including 5 million children; 8.1 million children (NHIS-97), 51 per 1000 - NHIS95; 14.5 million; 5% of population (NWHIC); 14.9 million in 1995 (NHLBI) ... see also overview of Asthma.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 15 or 6.40% or 17.4 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "6.4% USA (NIAID); 17 million Americans (NIAID) including 5 million children; 8.1 million children (NHIS-97), 51 per 1000 - NHIS95; 14.5 million; 5% of population (NWHIC); 14.9 million in 1995 (NHLBI)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of Asthma:

Asthma affects more than 5% of the population of the US, including children. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology) ... Asthma affects an estimated 17 million Americans or 6.4 percent of the U.S. population. Children account for 4.8 million of the nation's asthma sufferers. (Source: excerpt from Asthma A Concern for Minority Populations, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... Approximately 5% of the population have asthma, but the basic cause of asthma is not yet understood. (Source: excerpt from ASTHMA: NWHIC)

Prevelance of Asthma discussion:

Asthma affects 14-15 million Americans, including almost 5 million children. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Asthma: CDC-OC)

Prevelance statistics for Asthma:

The following statistics relate to the prevalence of Asthma:

  • Asthma affects 10-12% of adults in Australia (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Asthma affects 14-16% of children in Australia (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 11.6% of population self-reported having asthma in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 10.5% of male population self-reported having asthma in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 11.5 girls per 100 population under 14 have at some time been diagnosed with asthma in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 12.6% of female population self-reported having asthma in Australia 2001 (ABS 2001 National Health Survey, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 12.9 women per 100 population over 15 have at some time been diagnosed with asthma in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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Incidence statistics for Asthma:

The following statistics relate to the incidence of Asthma:

  • Estimated 1.7 million diagnosed African Americans had an asthma attack in America 1998 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 26% higher rate of asthma attacks in African American children than white in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 14 million adults were diagnosed with asthma each year in the US 2002 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
  • 6.8% of adults were diagnosed with asthma each year in the US 2002 (Summary Health Statistics for US Adults, 2002, NCHS, CDC)
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Death statistics for Asthma:

The following statistics relate to deaths and Asthma:

  • 5,000 deaths each year in the USA (Scientific American, 2000)
  • 4,000 deaths annually in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  • More than 24% of asthma deaths are African Americans in America (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 188% increase in African American children in America 1980-1993(CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • Death 4 to 6 times more likely for African American children in America 1993 (CBCF Health Organisation, 2004)
  • 1.9 males per 100,000 population die from asthma in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 2.1 females per 100,000 population die from asthma in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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More Statistics about Asthma:

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    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Asthma usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Asthma at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Asthma refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Asthma diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

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