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: 2013
Title Page and table of contents
Chapter 1: Executive summary
Chapter 2: Introduction
Chapter 3: Ways to reduce the burden of asthma in Oregon
Chapter 4: Who has asthma
Chapter 5: Asthma management and quality of life
Chapter 6: Asthma risk factors
Chapter 7: Asthma emergency department visits and hospitalizations
Chapter 8: Asthma mortality
Chapter 9: Asthma in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Chapter 10: Cost of asthma
Chapter 11: Meeting Healthy People 2020 goals
Appendix A: List of figures and tables
Appendix B: Data tables
Appendix C: Data source descriptions and limitations
Appendix D: Glossary
Appendix E: Reliability and suppression guidelines
Supplement 1: Awareness of Asthma in Oregon: Exploring the public awareness of asthma management and trigger avoidance
Supplement 2: Work-related Asthma in Oregon: Reviewing the latest data on the burden of asthma in the workplace and sharing links to prevention strategies
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