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New Survey Finds Troubling Data on American Asthma Sufferers

parents of child sufferers. -- Emotional anxiety. Hispanic (19 percent, 16 percent) and Black (23 percent, 16 percent) adults and parents of child sufferers are more likely to report experiencing a great deal of emotional upset or anxiety during an asthma flare-up compared to other adults and parents of child sufferers (6 percent, 8 percent).

For more detailed survey findings, as well as NCL's new educational materials for asthma patients and parents, visit http://www.nclnet.org/asthma. NCL also offers Spanish-language materials at http://www.nclnet.org/asma. NCL thanks Schering-Plough for its support, which made this survey and educational effort possible.

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About the survey

This survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of the National Consumers League, was issued online and via telephone within the United States, September 7 through November 3, 2006, among 1,105 adults (aged 18 and over) that are asthma sufferers or parents of children with asthma. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.

With a pure probability sample of 1,105, one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results would have a sampling error of +/- 2.97 percentage points. Sampling error for data based on sub-samples would be
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