Age at interview: 74
Marg, aged 74, first remembers asthma at age 7 or 8, with increased number of attacks as a teenager. She is married with two children and has now retired from her job as teacher’s aid and counsellor. She found that asthma came and went, depending on her location, but has been severe now for about 14 years. She is very careful to avoid anyone with a cold, including family.