Improving respiratory health in Wales
Erin Dean Freelance health writer
One in 12 adults in Wales has a respiratory condition and respiratory diseases caused more than 16% of all deaths in 2016. Wales has the highest prevalence of asthma in Europe. The National Survey for Wales 2016-17 found that 19% of adults smoke and 59% of adults are overweight or obese. Smoking and obesity are major contributory factors to the levels of respiratory disease.
Primary Health Care. 28, 5, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.5.10.s8