Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma, too. Asthma affects all races, ages, and genders. Asthma attacks can happen when you are exposed to asthma triggers. We don’t know all the things that can cause asthma, but we do know that genetic, environmental, and occupational factors have been linked to developing asthma.
Asthma Prevalence among Adults and Children *
Prevalence estimates are organized by different variables to estimate the number of people with asthma in different time periods and geographic areas, such as states and counties.
ASTHMA EMERGENCY VISITS
Emergency Department Visits for Asthma ** ¶
This indicator estimates the number and rate of emergency department visits for asthma. These data can be used to identify trends and patterns of emergency department visits over time and in different geographic areas, such as states and counties.
Hospitalizations for Asthma ** ¶
This indicator can be used to identify trends and patterns in the occurrence of asthma hospitalizations across time and space