March 12, 2014
In today's Children's First Report, more U.S. children are seeing doctors for asthma, although already low death rates from the condition have fallen even more.
The CDC says last year, 6.5 million children, or nearly nine percent of Americans under the age of 18, had asthma. However, that number has nearly doubled compared to five years prior.
In the same time frame, the death rate for asthma among children fell to 2-and-a-half deaths per one million, which is down from 3.2 per one million.
Doctors say these results show treatments are improving.