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Burden of Asthma In Oregon Report
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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

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Table of Contents


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



Supplemental Reports


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