CDC Vital Signs Features Asthma in Children

This month’s U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs publication highlights asthma in children, showing a decrease in asthma attacks, missed school days, and hospital visits. More children with asthma are improving their ability to control their asthma condition with an asthma action plan.

However, more than half of children with asthma had at least one attack in 2016. Every year, 1 in 6 children with asthma visit the emergency department and about 1 in 20 children require hospitalization. The CDC highlights actions and interventions for public health practitioners, health care providers, health insurance plans, and parents and children. This month’s full Vital Signs report, including a child asthma fact sheet, is available here.