Asthma affects about 7 million American children. Asthma has dramatically increased worldwide over the last few decades, in both developed and developing countries. Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness. About half of all cases of asthma develop before the age of 10, and about 80% of patients develop symptoms before they are 5 years old.
Among younger children, asthma develops twice as frequently in boys as in girls, but after puberty it is more common in girls.
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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