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Asthma is a Killer V O L U M E

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Asthma, the Breathing Killer One in every twelve people have asthma. This is very scary. The number of people with asthma is growing exponentially. Yes I understand that the population is growing, and that the number will go up. However the number in which it is growing is completely crazy.

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: Asthma is a known killer It kills 3300 people per year

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Asthma is a killer The number of people with asthma continues to grow. One in 12 people (about 25 million, or 8% of the U.S. population) had asthma in 2009, compared with 1 in 14 (about 20 million, or 7%) in 2001.

• From 2001 through 2009 asthma rates rose the most among black children, almost a 50% increase.2 • From 2001 through 2009, the greatest rise in asthma rates was among black children (almost a 50% increase)

Asthma cost the US about $3,300 per person with asthma each year from 2002 to 2007 in medical expenses, missed school and work days, and early

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• About 1 in 10 children (10%) had asthma and 1 in 12 adults (8%) had asthma in 2009. Women were more likely than men and boys more likely than girls to have asthma.2

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Asthma is a Detriment In 2008, asthma hospitalizations were 1.5 times higher among female than males More than half (59%) of children and one-third (33%) of adults who had an asthma attack missed school or work because of asthma in 2008. On average, in 2008 children missed 4 days of school and adults missed 5 days of work because of asthma.2 e patients.

Don’t Breath the Smog Pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people. That’s comparable to global diseases like malaria and HIV. Imagine how people with asthma are affected.

In the Earth’s lower atmosphere, near ground level, ozone is formed when pollutants emitted by cars, power plants, industrial boilers, refineries, chemical plants, and other sources react chemically in the presence of sunlight.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ medlineplus/ asthma.html


Asthma_Allen Jones  

Dr. shields health project 2013

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