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Asthma on the Increase in Spite of Medical Attempts for Treatment

Wednesday, 22 October 2008 15:44

In spite of medical attempt to treat asthma, asthma rates have increased more than 160% in children under the age of 5, and 74% in children aged 5 to 14 since 1981, Today, asthma is the most chronic childhood illness affecting upwards of 5 million children. It accounts for an estimated 11.8 million school days missed per year nationwide, as well as loss of parental work-days. In 1994, the US spent an estimated $10.7 billion on asthma.

Pediatrics 2002 (May);   109 (5):   919-930