World Asthma Day, celebrated on an annual basis on the first Tuesday of May, increases asthma awareness among the public worldwide, including precautions and preventions of asthma. This event is organized annually on an international level by the Global Initiative for Asthma in order to increase asthma awareness all around the world. World Asthma Day was first celebrated in 1998 by the Global Initiative for Asthma in more than 35 countries after its first “World Asthma Meeting” in Barcelona, Spain.
Asthma management requires collaborative efforts of patients, asthma caregivers, health professionals, community health groups and other health care systems globally.
Facts and Stats on Asthma:
$56 billion is the total annual cost of asthma in the United States.
$6,452 is the cost of controlled asthma per person each year.
5 is the age by which asthma symptoms usually appear in kids.
3,651 is the number of people who die each year in the United States from asthma.
14 million is the number of doctor visits each year related to asthma.
$14,212 is the cost of uncontrolled asthma per person per year.
2 million is the number of emergency room visits each year due to asthma.
7 categories of long-term medications are available to control asthma symptoms.
2 categories of fast-acting rescue medications are available to treat symptoms.
439,500 is the number of people who are admitted to the hospital each year due to asthma.
6.3 million is the number of children with asthma.
17.7 million is the number of adults with asthma.
The awareness color for Asthma is Gray.
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