“Asthma Prevalence in California” Report Updated by California Breathing

California Breathing, California’s state asthma program, has updated its “Asthma Prevalence in California” report assessing asthma prevalence and how it varies depending upon a variety of demographic characteristics. Key findings of the report include:

  • Approximately five million Californians have been diagnosed with asthma
  • Asthma prevalence hasn’t changed significantly since 2001 and the highest prevalence is among school-age children
  • Among racial and ethnic groups, Blacks, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Puerto Ricans, and Filipinos have the highest rates of asthma
  • Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults are more likely to have asthma than straight adults

To view the full report, click here.