American Indian/Alaska Native, Black, and Hispanic/Latino people—as well as women across racial and ethnic groups—all have a greater asthma burden:

  • American Indians/Alaska Natives are 20% more likely to have asthma than whites.
  • Black children are 5 times more likely than non-Hispanic white children to be admitted to the hospital for asthma.
  • Hispanic/Latino people are twice as likely to visit the emergency room for asthma, compared to non-Hispanic whites.
  • Women are almost twice as likely to have asthma than men.