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Asthma 'not fully controlled' in 65% of children

Asthma is not adequately controlled in 65% of affected children, according to a new international survey.

The Room To Breathe survey, conducted by ICM Research, also found that although only 6% of parents had rated their child¹s asthma as severe, nearly a quarter of their children (23%) had been taken to an emergency department in the previous 12 months.

Nearly 60% of parents were 'quite concerned' or 'very concerned' about their child taking a steroid.

The biggest concerns related to the possible side- effects and potential long-term damage, according to the survey, which was carried out among nearly 1,300 parents.

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