We attempted to assess recent changes in the prevalence of physician-diagnosed asthma and the possible influence of diagnostic exchange on these trends.
The routinely collected data of the provincial Health Insurance Plan (physicians' claims) were used to determine the annual prevalence of physician-diagnosed asthma in Manitoba.
Results indicate that the prevalence of physician-diagnosed asthma increased for all age groups in both male and female subjects between 1980 and 1990.
The average increases were the highest in the age group 5 to 14 years for both sexes.
The average increases varied with age and there were significant differences between the two sexes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Diagnostic, Homme, Age, Sexe, Prévalence, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Manitoba
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Respiratory disease, Diagnosis, Human, Age, Sex, Prevalence, Canada, North America, America
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Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 199406.