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The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health | August 24, 2011

How Many CA Kids Have Asthma?
Find Data for Your Region

Asthma, the most common chronic condition among children in the U.S., affects 14% of California children ages 1 to 17 -- about 1.3 million kids -- according to asthma diagnoses data from the '09 California Health Interview Survey. Across the state, about 12 California kids per 10,000 ages 0-17 were hospitalized for asthma in 2009, up from a rate of 10 in 2008 but down overall since 2000. These facts are among the highlights from's recently updated asthma data.


Regional/Local Breakdowns

Following are local asthma data for the state's most populous regions:

Bay Area
Alameda | Contra Costa | Marin | Napa | San Francisco | San Mateo | Santa Clara | Santa Cruz | Solano | Sonoma

Central Valley/Sacramento
Fresno | Kern | Kings | Madera | Merced | SacramentoSan Benito | San Joaquin | Stanislaus | Tulare

Southern California
Imperial | Los Angeles | Orange | Riverside | San Bernardino | San Diego | Santa Barbara | Ventura

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View this slideshow for a summary of key data findings on asthma and environmental health. Mascots is a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation of Children's Health, which uses data to promote the health and well being of children.
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