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ICD Code: 493. Asthma



ICD Code: 493. Article Review
Title: World Health Organization; "Global Burden of Disease: 2004 Update." http://www.who.int; Accessed 11/24/08; p1
      GLOBAL PREVALENCE: In 2004, the global prevalence of asthma was 234.9 million. The prevalence (in millions) by WHO region was reported as follows: Africa, 30.0; The Americas, 53.3; Eastern Mediterranean, 15.4; Europe, 28.8; South-East Asia, 45.7; Western Pacific, 61.2.
      DISABILITY: Globally in 2004, 19.4 million people had moderate or severe disability due to asthma. For high-income countries versus low-income/middle-income countries, the number of people with moderate or severe disability due to asthma was reported as follows by age group: 0 to 59 years, 2.9 million vs 15.1 million; 60 years or older, 0.5 million vs 0.9 million.

Search Criteria: Text - World Health Organization; "Global Burden of Disease: 2004 Update." http://www.who.int; Accessed 11/24/08; p1