Children with Asthma

Asthma, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is a chronic lung disease that inflames the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.
Children with Medical Diagnosis of Asthma
Franklin County 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Average Daily Enrollment 20,565.384 19,939.964 20,480.078 20,548.935 20,575.821
Children with Asthma (Number) 1,853 1,841 2,109 1,498 2,124
Children with Asthma (Percentage) 9.01% 9.23% 10.3% 7.29% 10.32%
Pennsylvania 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013
Average Daily Enrollment 1,958,987.353 1,968,088.686 1,972,042.514 1,909,123.728 1,900,012.57
Children with Asthma (Number) 133,683 231,990 232,788 230,025 231,479
Children with Asthma (Percentage) 6.82% 11.79% 11.8% 12.05% 12.18%
No New Data as of August 2016

Children with Asthma