asthma – youth

Why this is important: Asthma is the leading chronic illness among youth and the leading cause of school absenteeism. With proper diagnosis, care, and management, asthma can be controlled.

Definition: Percent of youth in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 who currently have asthma.

Data Source: Health Youth Survey. Washington State Department of Health. Calculations and presentation of data by Spokane Regional Health District, Data Center.



No trend


Worse than Washington State



No differences by demographics

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