Asthma sufferers don’t manage their condition
Only about 28 percent of people in China with asthma have their condition under control, according to a study.
More than 26 percent of respondents reported being hospitalized in the past year and 22 percent had visited an emergency room due to an asthma attack, according to the study released on Tuesday, World Asthma Day. More than 3,000 asthma patients were surveyed between October 2015 and May 2016.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways and is characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person.
Roughly 30 million people in China have asthma, according to estimates by the National Health and Family Planning Commission.