Observations on recent increase in mortality from asthma.

  title={Observations on recent increase in mortality from asthma.},
  author={Frank E. Speizer and Richard Doll and P J Heaf},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={1 5588},
The mortality attributed to asthma has increased annually in England and Wales from 1960 to 1965. The increase is more pronounced at ages 5 to 34 years than at older ages and is most pronounced at ages 10 to 14 years. In this last age group the mortality increased nearly eight times in seven years, and in 1966 asthma accounted for 7% of all deaths. No comparable increase has been observed in any other country, but smaller increases at ages 10 to 19 years have been observed in Australasia, Japan… CONTINUE READING

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