Asthma affects an estimated 10 percent of the U.S. population and is the most common chronic disease among children.
To determine one component of the public health burden of asthma in Pennsylvania, death certificates were reviewed of persons younger than 35 years who died from asthma during the period 1978-87.
Blacks had nearly a sevenfold greater risk of death from asthma than whites.
The highest death rates were found among black males and residents of the State's two largest urban areas, Philadelphia Countyand Allegheny County.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Homme, Mortalité, Certificat décès, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Epidémiologie, Pennsylvanie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Age
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Human, Mortality, Death certificate, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Epidemiology, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, America, Age
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Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 199406.