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
Promoting health and preventing the leading causes of death, disease and injury in Oregon.