DOCUMENTATION SHEET FOR:
Indicator: 26(a). Asthma: self-reported prevalence
SHORTLIST sub-division: B) Health status
Status: implementation section
Date last modification documentation sheet: 24-09-2010
Proportion of individuals reporting to have ever been diagnosed with asthma and to have been affected by this condition during the past 12 months.
Proportion of individuals reporting to have ever been diagnosed with asthma and to have been affected by this condition during the past 12 months, derived from European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) questions HS.4/5/6: HS.4: Do you have or have you ever had any of the following diseases or conditions? 1. Asthma (allergic asthma included) (yes / no). If yes: HS.5: Was this disease/condition diagnosed by a medical doctor? (yes / no). HS.6: Have you had this disease/condition in the past 12 months? (yes / no). EHIS data will not be age standardized.
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BE, BG, CZ, DE, EE, EL, ES, FR, IT, CY, LV, HU, MT, AT, PL, RO, SI, SK, CH, NO and TR conducted a first wave of EHIS between 2006 and 2010. It is noted that not in all of these countries a full scale survey was carried out; in some only specific modules were applied, in others the full questionnaire was applied in a small pilot sample. It is expected that all EU Member States will conduct EHIS in the second wave, which is planned for 2014. The results of the first wave are expected to be published in two stages, 11 countries in October 2010, the remaining countries in April 2011. EHIS data are available by sex, 8 age groups (15-24/25-34/35-44/45-54/55-64/65-74/75-84/85+) and ISCED groups.
EHIS will be conducted once every 5 years. The first wave took place in 2007/2010 (with some derogations in 2006) and the second wave is planned for 2014.
Asthma is a significant public health problem and a high-burden disease for which prevention is partly possible and treatment can be quite effective.
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