Asthma prevalence in Great Britain 2015, by region

This statistic displays the number of individuals with asthma in Great Britain in 2015. The prevalence of asthma was highest in the North West of England with over 778 thousand individuals having the condition. This was followed by individuals in the South East with approximately 687.9 thousand individuals having asthma.
The United Kingdom (UK) has one of the highest rates of asthma prevalence in Europe, with a reported 4.67 million individuals having the condition. Asthma is categorised as a chronic inflammatory disease which targets the air passages. The air tracts are thus narrowed, making it difficult for sufficient air to pass through. Asthma is known for causing symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. The condition affects individuals differently with 49 percent of individuals in the United Kingdom reporting their asthma to be moderate, whereas 39 percent say their asthma is severe. Although there is no current cure for asthma, there are treatments available which help to control the symptoms.

Number of individuals with asthma in Great Britain in 2015, by region

Number of individuals
North West778,290
South East687,892
East of England564,416
Yorkshire and the Humber535,547
South West530,775
West Midlands440,651
East Midlands385,520
North East261,352
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Release date

October 2016


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period


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