Asthma attacks, hospitalizations falling among children
from MD Magazine
The rate of asthma attacks is ticking down among children with the chronic lung disease, but new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows half of kids with asthma still suffer at least 1 asthma attack per year. The CDC this month issued a new Vital Signs report, which looks at pediatric asthma statistics like asthma attack rates, missed school days, and hospitalizations. The agency found 53.7 percent of children with asthma suffered at least one asthma attack in 2016. That’s down from 61.7 percent in the year 2001.
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