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The 15 Worst U.S. Cities for Asthma

By Jeffrey Kopman
Published: October 28, 2013

15. Tulsa, Okla.

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Tulsa improved on their 2012 rank of 11, but still made the top 15 worst cities for asthma. In 2013, this metro area ranks worse than average for asthma prevalence, annual pollen score, public smoking regulation, uninsured rate, use of quick relief medications and number of asthma specialists.

NEXT: The 14th worst city for asthma


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