Australia & New Zealand are Asthma Central
Australia and New Zealand have among the highest prevalence of symptoms of asthma in the 18 to 45 year age group out of 70 countries surveyed, according to The Global Asthma Report 2014, followed by Europe, North America and South Africa.
Most of the burden of asthma disease among people under 45 years is disability with the associated impacts on earning capacity and years of life prematurely lost.
This is expressed as disability adjusted life years (DALYs). Standardised measurements of parameters have contributed to a better understanding of the global burden of disease due to asthma.
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Source: pharmacydaily.com.au, Thusday 20 November 2014