According to the CDC, 1 in 13 persons in the U.S. has asthma14. Most people can control their symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding triggers and using prescribed medication such as inhalants correctly.

Carroll County has a higher-than-average prevalence for asthma at 12.3%, or 1 in 8, when compared with the state and national averages at 11.5% and 7.7%15.

Asthma induced ER visits in Carroll County in 2019 represent an equivalent of 3.4% of the total population or 28% of those with Asthma16.