The aim of this paper was to study the prevalence of asthma among Saudi schoolchildren aged 7-12 years.
A cross-sectional study of 3300 schoolchildren living in three different regions of Saudi Arabia (average 9.32 years, 56% boys and 44% girls) was conducted between January 1986 and January 1990.
A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect details of age, sex, area of residence, occupation, education level of parents. asthma, hay fever, cough, wheezing, exposure to pets and animals, parental smoking, and parental history of asthma.
The results showed that children with wheezes occur more commonly in Jeddah with 12.6%, Riyadh with 11.9% and Dammam with 6.6%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Prévalence, Asthme, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Etudiant, Ecole
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Prevalence, Asthma, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Student, School
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