Asthma Incidence among Children and Adults: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back Survey-United States, 2006-2008

A February, 2012 report published by the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that  “asthma incidence was higher in children than adults, higher in younger children than older children and adolescents, and higher in adult females than adult males. However, we were unable to identify statistically significant differences in asthma incidence among most race/ethnic groups. As additional data on asthma incidence become available from the ACBS, these rates, coupled with ACBS data on symptoms, asthma self-management practices, and healthcare utilization, may help asthma control programs identify risk factors for disease development and target asthma prevention and control measures to populations most affected.” For a link to the abstract and information on accessing the full report, click here.

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