Asthma Prevalence Among Children

April 26, 2017 by: Lara J. Akinbami, MD Article Tags:

Recent data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) shows that childhood asthma prevalence appears to have stopped increasing. In a published study in Pediatrics, we reported that in 2013, an estimated 8.3% of children had asthma and that from 2001-2013, this latest data represented a change in trend. There have been signs that childhood…

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Lara Akinbami is a Medical Epidemiologist with the Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Prior to her current position, she trained in general pediatrics at George Washington University and was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC.

Lara J. Akinbami

Lara J. Akinbami, MD