May Is National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

By Sonny Hoskinson, R.Ph.,

Camp Catch Your Breath wants you to know that…

  • An average of 1 out of every 10 school-aged children have asthma.
  • Asthma is the third-leading cause of hospital stays in children.
  • Boys are more likely to have asthma than girls. However, women are more likely to have asthma than men.
  • 1 in 5 children with asthma go to the emergency room.
  • Among children ages 5 to 17, asthma is one of the top causes of missed school days. It accounts for more than 13.8 million missed school days.
  • Children with asthma miss 2.48 more days of school each year than children without asthma.
  • The greatest increase in asthma is among African American children.

Camp Catch Your Breath- will be held July 23-28.  For more information about asthma camp, call 681-342-1570.

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