The rising tide of asthma. Trends in the epidemiology of morbidity and mortality from asthma

Respir Care Clin N Am. 1995 Dec;1(2):163-75.


The increase in the asthma mortality rate seen in the past decade has stimulated much discussion, research, and controversy. The epidemiology of asthma morbidity is reviewed, with special attention to the roles of demographics, socioeconomic status, and iatrogenesis in the rising tide of asthma mortality.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Asthma / epidemiology*
  • Asthma / mortality
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Demography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Morbidity
  • North America / epidemiology
  • Risk Factors
  • Sex Distribution
  • Survival Rate
  • United States / epidemiology