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Allergy and Asthma StatisticsEstadísticas de Alergias y Asma

Allergy and Asthma Statistics

Statistics related to asthma and allergies

According to the American Lung Association, the CDC, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:

Asthma

  • About 7.4% of people of all ages in the U.S. currently have asthma. That is about 25 million people in the U.S., with at least 7.1 million of them children under the age of 18.

  • Asthma is one of the leading serious, chronic illnesses among children in the U.S.

  • More than 3 thousand Americans die each year from asthma.

  • In 2008, asthma accounted for more than 14 million absences from school each year.

  • Asthma is the third-ranking cause of hospitalizations for children under the age of 15.

Allergy

  • Allergies affect 40 to 50 million people in the U.S.

  • Pollen allergy (hay fever or allergic rhinitis) affects about 8% of adults in the U.S.

  • Allergies are one of the leading chronic diseases in the U.S.

  • Allergies, in general, affect 10% of children. 

  • Sinusitis, most often caused by allergies, affects 13% of Americans over age 18. 

  • Pollen allergy (hay fever or allergic rhinitis) about 10% of children in the U.S.

 
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