A new study suggests that people who have asthma have worse outcomes in the long run than people who don’t.
The findings come from a national survey of over 8,000 people that has been conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University at Buffalo.
The researchers surveyed nearly 2,500 people aged 18 to 49 who had asthma and had not yet started treatment.
They found that asthma is a major risk factor for many serious health problems.
The study also found that people in the lowest socioeconomic strata of the U.S. were less likely to have asthma than people in higher socioeconomic stratum, the study said.
For example, people who are lower in the socioeconomic distribution were more likely to be diagnosed with asthma and to have missed treatment because they were more stressed than people with higher socioeconomic status.
In fact, the researchers said, “the people who had the worst outcomes in terms of asthma, at least in terms for overall health, were those who were most at risk for exacerbations.”
In short, the people who lived in the most economically marginalized areas of the United States were at greatest risk for asthma.
But the findings also showed that the asthma-attributable mortality risk for people with moderate asthma was low compared to people with severe asthma.
This suggests that asthma-related deaths are not a single, large, and predictable cause of death, the authors said.
The authors noted that, while asthma is generally considered a chronic condition, the disease can become more severe over time and even worsen.
The researchers found that “a person’s baseline health status and socioeconomic status may play a key role in the development of exacerbations and mortality.”
The findings are published in the journal Asthma.