Improving respiratory health in Wales
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Improving respiratory health in Wales

Erin Dean Freelance health writer

Essential facts

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

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