ISAAC questionnaires were completed by the parents of 6432 children, aged 6-7 y and by themselves by 2864 children 13-14-y-old.
Prevalence rates of respiratory and nasal symptoms and a diagnosis of asthma and hay fever were higher in 6-7-y-old boys than in girls, while girls aged 13-14 y had higher rates for most symptoms, except asthma.
Underdiagnosis of asthma in 13-14-y-old girls cannot be excluded as an explanation, but our data suggest under-reporting of respiratory and nasal symptoms in 13-14-y-old boys.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Adolescent, Homme, Enfant, Age scolaire, Sexe, Belgique, Europe, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Eczéma, Evaluation, Symptomatologie, Etude transversale, Questionnaire, Etude comparative, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Allergie, Immunopathologie, Peau pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Adolescent, Human, Child, School age, Sex, Belgium, Europe, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Eczema, Evaluation, Symptomatology, Cross sectional study, Questionnaire, Comparative study, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Allergy, Immunopathology, Skin disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0190817
Code Inist : 002B06C05. Création : 16/11/1999.