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Prognosis of Asthma

Prognosis for Asthma: Almost all asthma patients can become free of symptoms with proper treatment. Patients and their families should expect nothing less. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI -- Your Asthma Can Be Controlled: NHLBI) ...see also Overview of Asthma

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Asthma: 5,637 deaths in 1995 (NHLBI); 4,657 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); approximately 5,000 deaths annually (NIAID)

Estimated mortality rate for Asthma from prevalence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 5,637 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 5,637 deaths in 1995 (NHLBI); 4,657 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); approximately 5,000 deaths annually (NIAID))
  • Incidence: 17,408,000 (USA prevalence calculated from this data: 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)
  • 0.032% (ratio of deaths to prevalence).
  • See also Deaths and Asthma and Overview of Asthma.


Complications of Asthma may include:

Complications of Asthma from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Asthma.

Death Statistics for Asthma

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to 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)
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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Asthma usually refers to the likely outcome of Asthma. The prognosis of Asthma may include the duration of Asthma, chances of complications of Asthma, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Asthma, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Asthma. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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