Eurostat figures show that 6% of the Maltese suffer from asthma – a minimal increase of 0.2% on the 5.8% registered in 2014.
The European Union average in 2019 was 5.7%, an increase of 0.3% over 2014.
Finland was the country with the highest rate of asthma sufferers – 9%. It is followed by Germany and Finland with 8% each.
Romania and Bulgaria registered the lowest rates with 2%.
Between 2014 and 2019, Germany registered the greatest increase of asthma patients – 1.9%. Ireland had the greatest decrease with 1.7%.