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Older adults (over 65s) are five-times more likely to die from asthma than younger people. Sadly, asthma is often misdiagnosed and overlooked in older adults, despite being just as common as it is in younger populations. Up to one in seven Australians aged over 65 (or 7-15%) are estimated to have asthma, however, many adult-onset cases are undiagnosed. Furthermore, there is a large prevalence of comorbidity among older people with asthma.