What is the prevalence of status asthmaticus in the US?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Asthma affects up to 10% of the US population. Prevalence has increased by 60% in all ages in the past two decades. A significant rise in hospitalization and asthma mortality rates has accompanied the increased incidence.

Status asthmaticus is usually more common among persons in low socioeconomic groups, regardless of race, as they have less access to regular specialist medical care. [4] People who live alone are particularly affected.


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