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.

Gallatin County has a higher-than-average prevalence for asthma at 8.5%, or 1 in 12, when compared with national averages at 7.7%, 1 in 13 people, but is lower than the state averages at 1 in 9 or 11.5% of the population15.

Asthma induced ER visits in Gallatin County in 2019 represent an equivalent of 1.8% of the total population or 21% of those with Asthma16.