Prevalence of and factors associated with childhood asthma in Hong Kong.
The prevalence of asthma and eczema in children between 3 and 10 years of age living in Hong Kong was determined by a questionnaire survey administered to the parents of 535 children in 1989.
The prevalence of asthma was 6.0% (95% confidence limit (CI) 4.0-8.0%) and the prevalence of eczema 6.8% (95% Cl 4.6-9.0%). Age, sex, parental smoking and breast feeding in early life did not show significant associations with asthma.
However, four different measures were associated with the prevalence of asthma : the presence of eczema, high serum IgE level, high number of upper respiratory infections and a relatively high family income, with odds ratios of 7.6,4.9,4.5 and 2.7, respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Enfant, Homme, Hong Kong, Asie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Child, Human, Hong Kong, Asia, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0416667
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 01/03/1996.