Breathing Easier: Success Stories from CDC’s National Asthma Control Program
The Public Health Response to AsthmaThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Asthma Control Program provides funding and technical support to state programs working toward helping the millions of Americans with asthma. Since 1999, CDC has been leading public health efforts to prevent costly asthma complications, create asthma-friendly environments, and empower people living with asthma with the tools they need to better manage their own health.
Data and Surveillance
Asthma Surveillance DataAsthma surveillance data includes collection of asthma data at both the national and the state level. National data is available on asthma prevalence, activity limitation, days of work or school lost, rescue and control medication use, asthma self-management education, physician visits, emergency department visits, hospitalizations due to asthma, and deaths due to asthma from National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) surveys and the Vital Statistics System. Asthma surveillance data at the state level include adult and child asthma prevalence from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and in-depth state and local asthma data through implementation of the BRFSS Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS).
- Tables and Graphs Read asthma-related data in tables and graphs from sources including the Asthma Call-back Survey (ACBS), Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). You can also view asthma-related Statistics and Survey Questions.
- Reports and Publications Learn more about Surveillance Summaries; Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and Publications; National Center for Health Statistics; Other Related Articles, Publications, and Links; and State Data Profiles.
- Asthma’s Impact on the Nation Asthma surveillance data show asthma’s deadly, disruptive, and costly impact on the nation. Learn more about Asthma’s Impact on the Nation through data from CDC’s National Asthma Control Program (NACP) presented in a Fact Sheet, Infographic, State Data Profiles, and a report on Work-related Asthma.