December 7, 2011
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Asthma is a leading cause of school absence. More than 11,000 of the 132,000 students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) have asthma. CMS students with asthma miss an average of 9 days of school each year, compared to an average of 6 days missed for students without asthma.