RIGA - As many as 116,000 people in Latvia have chronic respiratory diseases, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) informed LETA, citing preliminary results of a 2019 survey on European citizens' health.
Of the 60,000 people polled in the European-wide survey, 3.8 percent of respondents aged over 15 said that they were chronic asthma sufferers (including allergic asthma), and 56,000, or 3.5 percent, said they had chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or emphysema.
Older respondents were more likely to complain about the af...
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