Asthma: Patients in NC
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Big Idea: How many people in NC have asthma?
- Approximately 25 million people in the US have been diagnosed with asthma.
- In North Carolina, asthma affects nearly 1 out of 10 people. More than 1.3 million people reported having an asthma diagnosis at some point in their lives, including 900,000 adults and 400,000 children. And over time, the rate has been increasing.
National Center for Health Statistics, 2015
NC State Center for Health Statistics, BRFSS surveys (2012-2016)
NCSCHS CHAMPS Surveys (2009 – 2014)