Dayton: #2 Asthma Capital in the U.S.

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In 2019, Dayton was ranked second out of the 100 worst city for asthma sufferers, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

The report shows that where you live has an effect on how many and the severity of asthma triggers you are exposed to. Factors that lead to the city listing included air pollution, pollen counts, secondhand smoke, poverty, uninsured families and emergency department visits.

Living in a city in which asthma ranks as a high burden shows how the environment in the area could negatively affect your quality of life, cost of living and access to care.

In the study, Dayton ranked “worse than average” in the categories of emergency visits for asthma, use of quick release medication and use of control medication, according to the AAFA.

The city was rated “average” in asthma prevalence and crude death rate for asthma.

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