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Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

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Other symptoms or behaviors to look for with Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

When parents mention Shortness of breath or trouble breathing they also mention these other symptoms:

SymptomFrequencyNumber of mentions
Shortness of breathOften218 mentions
WheezingOften97 mentions
CoughingOften75 mentions
FeverSometimes21 mentions
Fatigue, tiredness, or lethargySometimes17 mentions
Chest painSometimes16 mentions
HivesSometimes14 mentions
Runny noseSometimes9 mentions
CongestionSometimes7 mentions
Rashes (any cause)Sometimes7 mentions

Characteristics of Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

How common is Shortness of breath or trouble breathing?

Across kids of all ages represented on Sleuth, 22.9% of parents surveyed by Sleuth say their kids have Shortness of breath or trouble breathing.

Percentage of kids with Shortness of breath or trouble breathing by year of age

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This is based on a survey of 441 children on Sleuth. The plot shows the percentage of parents who rated their child’s Shortness of breath or trouble breathing “Moderate”, “Severe”, or “Very Severe” among kids in different age groups.

Frequency

OutcomePercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Continuously

1%

7 mentions
Hourly

0%

0 mentions
Daily

7%

32 mentions
Weekly

10%

45 mentions
Monthly

7%

32 mentions
Annually

5%

24 mentions
A Few / Several Times

9%

43 mentions
Once

2%

11 mentions
Never

59%

274 mentions

Severity

SeverityPercent of ChildrenTotal Mentions
Very Severe

4%

17 mentions
Severe

5%

20 mentions
Moderate

15%

64 mentions
Mild

13%

59 mentions
Not at All

64%

281 mentions

Discussion of Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

What was your approach to Shortness of breath or trouble breathing? What were the results?

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