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What is the economic impact of asthma?

Asthma is a serious economic concern in the United States. It’s expensive:

  • Asthma costs the United States $56 billion each year.
  • The average yearly cost of care for a child with asthma was $1,039 in 2009.

In 2008, asthma caused:

  • 10.5 million missed days of school
  • 14.2 million missed days of work

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