- Asthma Surveillance Data
Asthma surveillance data includes collection of state-level adult asthma prevalence rates; data on days of restricted activity, days in bed, days of work or school lost, physician visits, and hospitalizations due to asthma; and collection of in-depth state and local asthma data through development and testing of a National Asthma Survey.
- Tables, Maps, Charts and Slides
Risk Factor Surveillance System Prevalence Data
BRFSS is a state-based, random-digit-dialed telephone survey designed to monitor the prevalence of the major behavioral risks among adults associated with premature morbidity and mortality ...more
- National Health Interview Survey
NHIS is a multistage probability sample survey designed to solicit health and demographic information about the population, conducted annually with face-to-face interviews in a nationally representative sample of households ...more
Asthma surveillance slides (PowerPoint) are available in these categories: hospital inpatient and outpatient slides; emergency department slides; mortality slides; physician office visit slides; and prevalence slides.
Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Asthma Surveillance Case Definition Work Group Meeting Report and Position Statement, 1998 ...more
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series data are based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments.
- Surveillance for Asthma — United States, 1980-2004.
MMWR October 19, 2007; 56(SS-8):1-60
- Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Persons with Asthma --- United States, 2005--06 Influenza Season
MMWR June 20, 2008; 57(24);653-657
- Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Children with Asthma --- United States, 2004--05 Influenza Season
MMWR March 9, 2007; 56(09);193-196
- QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged <18 Years with Current
Asthma, by Race/Ethnicity and Sex — United States, 2001-2004.
MMWR February 24, 2006; 55(07);185
- Self-Reported Asthma Among High School Students — United States,
MMWR August 12, 2005; 54(31);765-767
- QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged <18 years Who Have Ever
Had Asthma Diagnosed, by Age Group — United States, 2003.
MMWR April 29, 2005; 54(16):412
- PDF [3.7 Mb]
- Asthma Prevalence and Control Characteristics by Race/Ethnicity
— United States, 2002.
MMWR February 27, 2004; 53(07):145-8
- PDF [101 Kb]
- Self-Reported Asthma Prevalence and Control Among Adults —
United States, 2001.
MMWR May 2, 2003; 52(17):381-4
- Self-Reported Increase in Asthma Severity After the September 11
Attacks on the World Trade Center — Manhattan, New York, 2001.
MMWR September 6, 2002; 51 (35):781-784
- Surveillance for Asthma — United States, 1980-1999.
MMWR March 29, 2002; 51(SS-1):1-13
- Self-Reported Asthma Prevalence Among Adults — United States,
MMWR August 17, 2001; 50(32):682-6
- Forecasted State-Specific Estimates of Self-Reported Asthma
Prevalence — United States, 1998.
MMWR December 4, 1998; 47(47):1022-5
- Surveillance for Asthma — United States, 1960-1995.
MMWR April 24, 1998; 47(SS-1):1-28
The National Center for Health Statistics is the U.S.'s principal health statistics agency, dedicated to compiling statistical information, identifying health problems and disparities, monitoring trends in health status and health care delivery, and evaluating the impact of health policies and programs.
Asthma Data on Demand
Use this "Health Data for All Ages" site to access interactive tables with pretabulated health statistics by age, gender, race/ethnicity and geography ...more
Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use and Mortality: United States,
Statistical Report: Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use and Mortality, 2003-05 ...more
Changes to NHIS asthma survey [external link]
Two documents from the Federal Liaison Group on Asthma regarding changes in National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) methodology in 1997 ...more
- Fast Stats
A to Z - Asthma
Fast Stats provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically ...more
National Asthma Survey Data
The State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey (SLAITS) examines the health, socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental predictors that relate to better control of asthma and explores the health care experiences of persons with asthma ...more
- National Health
The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has been a principal source of information on the health of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the U.S. since 1957 ...more
Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health
Interview Survey, 2004 [PDF, 1.56 Mb]
A 94-page report summarizing data from the 2004 NHIS.
Press Release: Nine Million U.S. Children Diagnosed with Asthma,
New Report Finds
Press release concerning Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2002 ...more
- Press Release: Nine Million U.S. Children Diagnosed with Asthma, New Report Finds
- Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2004 [PDF, 1.56 Mb]
- National Vital
The National Vital Statistics System is the oldest example of inter-governmental data sharing in public health; the shared relationships, standards, and procedures form the mechanism by which NCHS collects and disseminates the nation's official vital statistics ...more
Smaller racial and ethnic minority groups are often excluded from asthma studies. National estimates of current asthma prevalence among the children in the selected minority subgroups ranged from 4.4% in Asian Indian children to 13.0% in American Indian/Alaska Native children ...more
Journal of Asthma article: Hospitalization rates for asthma are higher in the Northeast United States than in other regions, despite similar regional prevalence rates ...more