Back to School Asthma

Back to school means homework assignments, new teachers and seeing old friends, but for the 1 in 5 children in BC living with asthma, it can mean a visit to the emergency department (ED).

Approximately 20 to 25 percent of annual hospital admissions for asthma of children in Canada occur in September.  On average, the hospitalization rate for school-age children peaks 17.7 days after Labour Day – around week 38. 

 

Page Last Updated: 31/07/2019