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How many American children have asthma?

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Nearly one in 12 American children has asthma. As of 2015, an estimated 6.2 million children under age 18 have been diagnosed with the disease. The rate of childhood asthma has more than doubled since 1980, according to the CDC.

From: What Is Asthma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview." 

Centers for Disease Control.  Murray, J. and Nadel, J. Third edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.  Rose, B.D. (ed). Wellesley, Mass., 2005.

Textbook of Respiratory Medicine,UpToDate,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview." 

Centers for Disease Control.  Murray, J. and Nadel, J. Third edition, W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.  Rose, B.D. (ed). Wellesley, Mass., 2005.

Textbook of Respiratory Medicine,UpToDate,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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