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.

Owen County has a higher-than-average prevalence for asthma at 12.3%, or 1 in 8, when compared with national averages at 7.7%, 1 in 13 people, and the state averages at 1 in 9 or 11.5% of the population15.

Asthma induced ER visits in Owen County in 2019 represent an equivalent of 1.9% of the total population or 16% of those with Asthma indicating those with Asthma in Owen County may have better control of their condition or have less environmental factors that affect them negatively16.