​Asthma

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ASTHMA IN MARYLAND

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes repeated episodes of chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath.  It can be life threatening. 

Asthma attacks can be triggered by air pollution, allergens (pet dander, pests, mold), tobacco smoke, exercise, and infections.   

·         7.5% of children and 7.7% of adults in the United States currently have asthma as of 2018

Asthma Disparities in Maryland

·         Lifetime asthma prevalence in black non-Hispanic children (18.1%) is double that of non-Hispanic white children (9.5%)

What can you do?