Asthma prevalence in children has declined in 2020/21

Here are some of the key facts from our latest factsheet on Asthma prevalence.

  • Asthma prevalence in children aged 2–14 years in 2020/21 has declined from previous years.
  • The prevalence of asthma has declined in children 2–4 years (6.0%) in 2020/21, the lowest since 2011/12.
  • Māori and Pacific children were more likely to have medicated asthma than non- Māori children and non-Pacific children, respectively.

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