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asthma in children more common than in adults?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: According to cdc statistics the incidence (new cases per year) of asthma in adults (18+ years old) is 3.8/1000, whereas that among children is 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years is 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000).
Answered on Jan 16, 2014
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Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000).
Answered on Oct 18, 2014
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