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Asthma hospital admission rates vary 'alarmingly'

7 May 2013 Last updated at 09:55 BST

There are "alarming variations" in the number of people with asthma admitted to hospital in an emergency, depending on where they live, says Asthma UK.

Figures for 2010-11 in England show that the admission rate for children in Liverpool was 19 times higher than in Tower Hamlets.

Adult hospital admission rates also varied widely across England.

Helena Lee reports.