Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States

New York, NY (December 8, 2004) Findings from one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive surveys about children and asthma to date, Children and Asthma in America, reveal that more than half (54%) of all children with asthma had a severe asthma attack in the past year and more than one quarter (27%) had an asthma attack so bad they thought their life was in danger. The survey results released today underscore the severity of asthma in children in the U.S. and the significant impact the disease has on children and their families.

Presented on behalf of Asthma Action America, the survey findings suggest the U.S. is still falling far short of the national treatment goals established for asthma, and reveal the majority of children with asthma do not have it under control. This places children at potential risk for a variety of consequences including frequent symptoms, missed school, restrictions on activities, emotional distress, hospitalization and even life-threatening asthma attacks. Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses among children, with an estimated 5.8 million American children four to 18 years of age currently with the condition.

"These are disturbing findings, especially since asthma is a highly controllable disease," said William Sears M.D, nationally acclaimed author, pediatrician and associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. "We need to help parents recognize that proper asthma control means children are symptom-free all or most of the time. Parents should talk to their healthcare professional about prevention of asthma symptoms and long-term management so their child does not suffer needlessly."

Asthma Control in Children: Are We Missing The Mark?

In the survey, four out of five respondents reported that their or their child's asthma was well (43%) or completely controlled (35%), yet children missed the mark on nearly ev

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