Asthma Facts and Statistics




According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2001 and 2009, people diagnosed with asthma grew by more than 4 million.

Dr. Rodney Benjamin, Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine Physician with South Miami Hospital, says the increased numbers of asthma is probably just a better identification: “The state of the knowledge on asthma is better; there is a greater understanding that a lot of coughs that used to be treated with antibiotics didn’t get better.”

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