Asthma Severity Assessement Asthma Score
  1 point 2 point 3 point
Resp. rate      
2-3 yrs ≤34 35-39 ≥40
4-5 yrs ≤30 31-35 ≥36
6-12 yrs ≤26 27-30 ≥31
>12 yrs ≤23 24-27 ≥28
O2 saturation in (room air) >95% 90-95% ≤90%
Auscultation No to mild
end-expiratory
wheezing
Expiratory
Wheezing
Ins+Exp wheezing or
Diminished BS
Retraction None or
Intercostal
Intercostal+
substernal
Intercostal, Substernal+
Supraclavicular
Dyspnoea Speaks in sentences
or coos
and babbles
Speaks in partial
sentences, or
utter short cries
Speaks in single
words or short
phrases, or grunt.
Severity Assessment
  Mild rModeate Severe
Asthma Score 5-7 8-11 12-15
% FEV1 <80% 50-65% <50%
Table 1: Scoring severity of asthma.
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