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Statistics by Country for Asthma

Prevalance of Asthma:

6.4% USA (NIAID); 17 million Americans (NIAID) including 5 million children; 8.1 million children (NHIS-97), 51 per 1000 - NHIS95; 14.5 million; 5% of population (NWHIC); 14.9 million in 1995 (NHLBI)

Prevalance Rate for Asthma:

approx 1 in 15 or 6.40% or 17.4 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Asthma to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Asthma to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Asthma are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Asthma in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Asthma in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 18,793,946 293,655,4051
Canada 2,080,503 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 6,717,414 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Asthma in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 17,468 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 913,958 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 343,024 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Asthma in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 249,469 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Asthma in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 11,782,471 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 1,012,733 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 2,707,889 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 396,247 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 1,762,835 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 1,601,112 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Asthma in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 346,457 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 333,728 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 18,813 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 575,129 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Asthma in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 3,857,325 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 662,289 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 3,867,149 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 254,051 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 29,612 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 2,065 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 1,044,364 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 3,857,325 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 186,752 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Asthma in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 523,184 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 79,755 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 5,275,175 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 642,072 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 2,139 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 2,472,086 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 347,108 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 128,734 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 476,855 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Asthma in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 659,873 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 85,866 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 147,603 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 230,905 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 9,214,339 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 3,054,853 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Asthma in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 503,576 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 300,409 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 673,545 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 2,577,969 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Asthma in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 681,441 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 3,715,678 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Asthma in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 226,867 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 26,086 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 481,150 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 287,799 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 130,565 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 1,430,755 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 692,857 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Asthma in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 176,084 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Asthma in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 969,197 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 448,739 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 1,690,266 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Asthma in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 83,126,249 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 438,728 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 8,149,312 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 28,498 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 1,452,643 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 3,086,960 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 1,455,989 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Asthma in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 4,409,210 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Asthma in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 1,824,875 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 9,045,790 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 139,876 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 68,164,519 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 10,188,565 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 1,273,930 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Asthma in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 65,232 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 15,260,989 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 388,359 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 1,505,438 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 5,519,468 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 278,649 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 4,151,393 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 5,290,419 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Asthma in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 84,799 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 4,320,205 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 1,623,980 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 396,736 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 359,116 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 144,483 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 241,741 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 1,650,940 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 1,153,079 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 161,530 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 147,917 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 1,281,591 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Asthma in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 4,871,515 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 360,421 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 2,505,482 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Asthma in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 191,874 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 1,328,450 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 217,000 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 727,074 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 1,136,022 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 694,537 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 376,568 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Asthma in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 239,518 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 610,466 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 3,732,289 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 527,275 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Asthma in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 4,565,540 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 2,110,855 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 531,494 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 2,308,531 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 1,688,976 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Asthma in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 702,627 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 104,910 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 2,844,702 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 74,831 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 705,644 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 234,999 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Asthma in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 1,274,441 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 255,604 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 346,897 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Asthma:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Asthma are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Asthma statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Asthma in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Asthma:

The word 'prevalence' of Asthma usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Asthma at any given time (i.e. people with Asthma). The term 'incidence' of Asthma means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Asthma diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Asthma). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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