Action Against Asthma: A Strategic Plan for the Department of Health and Human Services . Goals of the Asthma and the Environment Strategy

05/01/2000

By the year 2005, the number of households in which Children are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke Will be reduced to 15%.1

By the year 2010, asthma hospitalization rates in children Will have fallen to no more than 10 hospitalizations per 10,000 people.2 (healthy people 2010 draft)

By the year 2010, emergency department visits will be Reduced to no more than 46 per 10,000 people.3 (healthy people 2010 draft)

By the year 2010, no more than 10% of children with Asthma will experience activity limitations.4 (healthy people 2010 draft)


1 Baseline: 29% in 1994. Source: Biennial Radon and ETS Survey of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and EPA.

2 Baseline: Hospitalization rate per 10,000 population in 1993-94: 18 for total population; 50 for children 0-4 yrs of age and 18 for children 5-14 yrs. Source: Healthy People 2010 Draft

3 Baseline: Emergency room visits 71 per 10,000 population for total population in 1992-94; 121 for children 0-4 yrs of age and 81 for children 5-14 yrs. Source: Healthy People 2010 Draft

4 Baseline: Activity limitation for persons with asthma; 22 percent for overall population in 1992-94. No children-specific data available. Source: Healthy People 2010 Draft

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