Asthma Rate Up In U.S.

ATLANTA — Asthma seems to be increasing a little, and nearly one in 12 Americans now say they have the respiratory disease, federal health officials said WednesdayAbout 8.2 percent of Americans had asthma in a 2009 national survey of a…

ATLANTA — Asthma seems to be increasing a little, and nearly one in 12 Americans now say they have the respiratory disease, federal health officials said Wednesday

About 8.2 percent of Americans had asthma in a 2009 national survey of about 40,000 individuals. That’s nearly 25 million people with asthma, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

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