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Asthma FAQs (cont.)

What Are the Effects of Asthma?

  • Five thousand people die each year from asthma.
  • Each year, asthma is responsible for 1.5 million emergency department visits, 500,000 hospital admissions, and 100 million days of restricted activity.
  • In lost work and productivity, asthma is responsible for approximately $13 billion each year.
  • Asthma accounts for more school absences and more hospitalizations of children than any other chronic illness.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/6/2014

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