Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. Asthma symptoms occur when a person is exposed to a trigger such as tobacco smoke, animal fur or feathers, cockroaches, mold or mildew, and pollen.
Asthma symptoms are controllable with quality health care, the correct medications, and good self-management skills. By controlling their asthma, people with asthma can live healthy and productive lives.
Burden of Asthma in Oregon Full Report: 2010
Table of Contents
Title Page and table of contents (pdf)
Chapter 4: Asthma Management and Quality of Life (pdf)
Chapter 5: Asthma Risk Factors (pdf)
Chapter 6: Asthma Emergency Department or Urgent Care Visits (pdf)
Chapter 7: Asthma Hospitalizations (pdf)
Chapter 8: Asthma Mortality (pdf)
Chapter 9: Asthma in the Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Programs (pdf)
Chapter 10: Cost of Asthma (pdf)
Chapter 11: Meeting Healthy People 2010 Goals (pdf)
Appendix A: List of figures and tables (pdf)
Appendix B: Data tables (pdf)
Supplement 1: Awareness of Asthma in Oregon (pdf) - Exploring the public's awareness of asthma management and trigger avoidance.
Supplement 2: Work-related Asthma in Oregon (pdf) - Reviewing the latest data on the burden of asthma in the workplace and sharing links to prevention strategies.
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