CDC: Children experiencing fewer asthma attacks
from Infectious Diseases in Children
Children with asthma experienced fewer asthma attacks between 2001 and 2016, according to a recent Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of children with asthma who experienced one or more asthma attacks in the preceding 12 months fell from 61.7 percent in 2001 to 53.7 percent in 2016, according to the report. The decline was seen in both boys and girls and all races and ethnicities, Anne Schuchat, MD, RADM, USPHS, acting director of the CDC, reported at a press conference.
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