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  1. Prevalence of asthma and asthma symptoms in children in urban Lebanon.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    Childhood asthma is a serious problem in Beirut, Lebanon.

    This study was conducted to measure the prevalence and severity of asthma among school children aged 13-14 years living in Beirut.

    Methods 

    The core and video questionnaire developed by the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood were translated to Arabic and administered to 2059 school children aged 13-14 years of both sexes.

    Results 

    Wheezing, during the previous 12 months was 14%, while the prevalence of wheeze-ever was 23%. Post exercise wheezing was self-reported by 16% and asthma by 12%. Those who had symptoms suggestive of severe asthma was 5%. Conclusion : The prevalence of asthma in Lebanese children aged 13-14 years was lower than that reported from developed countries ; but the prevalence of severe asthma was higher.

    No significant differences were observed due to sex or socio-economic status.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Prévalence, Symptomatologie, Enfant, Homme, Liban, Asie, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Prevalence, Symptomatology, Child, Human, Lebanon, Asia, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0344975

    Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 14/12/1999.