Annual Asthma Survey 2019

The Great Asthma Divide report shows the impact of health inequality on asthma

Asthma affects the lives of 5.4 million people across the UK. Every year, we run an Annual Survey to find out the experiences of people living with asthma and what care they receive.

In the 2019 edition of the Annual Survey, we found out about how health inequality has an impact on asthma control and the number of asthma attacks. We found that 47.3% in the lowest income band (below £20,000) had suffered more than two asthma attacks in the past 12 months, comparing to 26.9% in the highest (over £70,000) – almost double the proportion.

We also found out that levels of basic asthma care – something we’ve been tracking since 2013 – has stalled. This is the first time we have not seen an increase in this level. It also means that and estimated 3.27m people with asthma are not getting their basic asthma care.

The Annual Asthma Survey 2019 

The full Annual Asthma Survey report is available for you to download. At the bottom of the page you can find links to the appendices and a key findings presentation. 

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You can find out how basic asthma care varies across the UK by clicking through the maps below.

The number receiving basic care for asthma has doubled since 2013, but still three out of five are not receiving the basic asthma care they need to stay out of hospital and get on with their lives.

You can find out how basic asthma care varies across the UK by clicking through the maps below.