Status: Baseline only
Most Recent Data:
49.6 emergency department visits for asthma per 10,000 persons (2016-18) *
40.2 per 10,000 1 *
49.6 emergency department visits for asthma per 10,000 persons aged 5 years and over occurred in 2016-18 2 *
* Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.
Reduce emergency department visits for persons aged 5 years and over with asthma
Data Sources: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), CDC/NCHS; Population Estimates, Census
Millions of people in the United States have asthma, and many of them go to the emergency department because of an asthma attack. Teaching people with asthma and their caregivers how to manage asthma can help prevent asthma attacks. Making sure people with asthma get the right medications can also help reduce emergency department visits for asthma.
Workgroup: Respiratory Diseases Workgroup
1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.
2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.