Vital Signs: Asthma in Children — United States, 2001–2016

  title={Vital Signs: Asthma in Children — United States, 2001–2016},
  author={Hatice S. Zahran and Cathy M. Bailey and Scott A. Damon and Paul L. Garbe and Patrick N. Breysse},
  booktitle={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
BACKGROUND Asthma is the most common chronic lung disease of childhood, affecting approximately 6 million children in the United States. Although asthma cannot be cured, most of the time, asthma symptoms can be controlled by avoiding or reducing exposure to asthma triggers (allergens and irritants) and by following recommendations for asthma education and appropriate medical care. METHODS CDC analyzed asthma data from the 2001-2016 National Health Interview Survey for children aged 0-17 years… CONTINUE READING
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