This article will bring you to the list of the countries with the highest asthma rates in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. The disease is interestingly more prevalent in developed countries as compared to developing countries. However, due to better healthcare opportunities, the death toll is much less in developed countries. Unfortunately, asthma patients are not so fortunate in underprivileged countries, where the death toll is going up each year. When i attended at grammar school I had a classmate, and she had serious asthmatic attacks even during the classes, and these attacks were very, very frightening for all of us.
If you do not have asthma, then you cannot understand how it feels when an attack happens. Many say it is like trying to breathe while holding your nostrils shut with your fingers, just to give you an idea. For our research regarding this topic, as usual we tried to find the most recent and most relevant data we could muster. But unfortunately data only exists for the year 2014 and there is no updated information yet.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the highest asthma rates in the world from their list.
The first one is India where lives over a billion people. Unfortunately, Indian cities are some of the most polluted places on Earth. And pollution could make any health condition even worse, perhaps this is why there are so many asthma-related deaths in India. The next country is Timor-Leste. Timor-Leste or East Timor is a Southeast Asian country, which recently achieved independence in 2002. Like with any young independent nation, there are some teething issues in East Timor, and it can be assumed in time East Timor will certainly establish itself as a capable nation and tragedies such as a high number of deaths from asthma will be a thing of the past. At last, but not least we are mentioning Morocco, a North African country. However, Morocco enjoys a much stronger economy than many of its neighbors, and the country is also politically stable. However, the death of about 20 people per hundred thousand inhabitants from asthma says that the country has a long way to go in terms of proper healthcare and facilities.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 15 countries with the highest asthma rates in the world.