Status: Little or no detectable change
Most Recent Data:
9.5 asthma deaths per 1,000,000 population (2021) *
8.9 per 1,000,000 *
9.4 asthma deaths per 1,000,000 population occurred in 2018 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce asthma deaths
Data Sources: National Vital Statistics System - Mortality (NVSS-M), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
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.
Workgroup: Respiratory Diseases Workgroup