Percentage of U.S. persons with one or more asthma absence days 2008

This statistic depicts the percentage of the U.S. population with asthma with one or more asthma absence days in the past year as of 2008. In that year, 58.7 percent among U.S. children, aged 5-17 years, with at least one asthma attack in the past year, reported to have had one or more absence days caused by asthma.

Percentage of U.S. persons with one or more asthma absence days in the past year in 2008*

Population in millionsPercentage with one or more asthma absence days in the past year**
Children aged 5-17 years3.358.7
Adults aged 18 or over, currently employed4.933.5
Adults aged 18 or over, not currently employed3.829.1
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Sources

Release date

November 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

2008

Special properties

5 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Among persons with at least one asthma attack in the past year.
** Excludes records with missing responses for days of school (1.0% among children aged 5–17 years), work (0.4% among adults currently employed), or household or other activity missed due to asthma (25.1% among adults not currently employed).

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