Erratic medication use hampers youth asthma control

Many young Australians with asthma have poor control of their condition and erratic medication use, a survey has revealed.

A survey of 533 people aged between 12 and 25 years, of whom four fifths were female, showed above average rates of smoking, mental disorder and poor medication adherence.  

“On the whole, the respondents in this survey appeared to have poorly controlled asthma, with a large