Asthma facts

  • Asthma costs the United States $56 billion each year
  • The average yearly cost of care for a child with asthma was $1,039 in 2009
  • In 2008, asthma caused 10.5 million missed days of school
  • In 2010, seven million children had asthma, or one in 11 children
Check out cdc.gov/asthma for the most up-to-date information on asthma statistics.