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How common is asthma?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Although asthma is difficult to diagnose in children under the age of five, experts believe it is fairly common—that nearly one in ten children in the United States have asthma. Over 22 million people in the United States have asthma. Asthma is more common in boys than girls and in women than men.

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