Status: Baseline only


Reduce asthma deaths

Baseline: 9.4 asthma deaths per 1,000,000 population occurred in 2018 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)

Target: 8.9 asthma deaths per 1,000,000 population

Target Setting Method


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.