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16 Interesting Asthma Facts You Should Know

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Children do not typically outgrow asthma


Life expectancy the same for non-asthmatics and people with mild asthma


Only 10% of asthmatics develop severe asthma


A major cause of severe asthma is cigarette smoke


Most asthma-related deaths result from a lack of oxygen and not from cardiac arrest


More than 20 million Americans have asthma


Most fatal asthma attacks do not occur in the hospital


Most people who die from a severe asthma attack delayed going to the hospital


Near-fatal asthma attacks increase risk of a fatal asthma attack in the future


Most asthmatics who suffer a near fatal attack hadn't been compliant


Even mild asthmatics can die of asthma


Overusing Albuterol does not increase the risk of a fatal asthma attack


Using albuterol as your ONLY asthma treatment may contribute to fatal asthma


Boys are twice as likely to develop asthma as girls


Socioeconomic status and asthma fatality are inversely related


African Americans have an increased incidence of asthma


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