Status: Getting worse

  
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Getting worse

Most Recent Data:
11.3 asthma deaths per 1,000,000 population (2020) *

Target:
8.9 per 1,000,000  *

Desired Direction:
Decrease desired

Baseline:
9.4 asthma deaths per 1,000,000 population occurred in 2018  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Reduce asthma deaths

Target-Setting Method
Projection

Summary

Every year in the United States, several thousand people die from asthma. There are disparities in the number of asthma deaths by race/ethnicity, age, sex, and geographic location. Improving asthma control — for example, by making sure more people use rescue medications — and reducing environmental triggers can help prevent deaths from asthma.