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Corporate Author National Center for Environmental Health (U.S.). Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, author.

Title Asthma in the U.S. [electronic resource] : growing every year.

Publication Info. Atlanta, Ga. : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  HE 20.7062:AS 8    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (4 pages) : color illustrations, map.
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series CDC Vitalsigns
CDC vital signs.
Note Fact sheet released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS) in association with: Vital signs: asthma prevalence, disease characteristics, and self-management education: United States, 2001--2009. published: MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report ; v. 60, no. 17, p. 547-52.
"May 2011."
"Publication date: 05/03/2011"--Page 4.
File Type Text document (PDF).
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Note Title from title screen (viewed July 5, 2011).
Summary Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. It can limit a person's quality of life. While we don't know why asthma rates are rising, we do know that most people with asthma can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers and correctly using prescribed medicines, such as inhaled corticosteroids. The number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million from 2001 to 2009. From 2001 through 2009 asthma rates rose the most among black children, almost a 50% increase. Asthma was linked to 3,447 deaths (about 9 per day) in 2007. Asthma costs in the US grew from about $53 billion in 2002 to about $56 billion in 2007, about a 6% increase. Greater access to medical care is needed for the growing number of people with asthma.." -p. 1
Subject Asthma -- United States -- Statistics.
Asthma -- epidemiology.
Asthma -- therapy
Asthma -- Popular Works.
Environmental Exposure -- prevention & control.
United States.
Genre/Form Patient Education Handout.
Popular Works.
Added Author Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0504-W-32 (online)
Sudoc No. HE 20.7062:AS 8

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