Study Finds 1:3 People Likely To Get Asthma

Posted on February 19, 2010


According to a recent study 1:3 people can expect to develop asthma at some point in their lives.

Researchers examined the medical histories of 9, 041, 085 patients over a 16 year period. Data was collected between 1991 and 2007.

They found that the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with asthma  is 33.9%.  It is comparable with the chances of being diagnosed with diabetes or cancer.

The study also found that:

  • Asthma  is more likely to develop  during childhood.
  • The risk persists into adulthood
  • Those who haven’t been diagnosed by age 30 still  have a 13% chance

You can read  the report  here.