Recent reports have suggested an increased asthma prevalence in the Nordic countries.
The prevalence of asthma and related symptoms from lower airways in Umea, Northern Sweden, was investigated in 1987.
We used a questionnaire and a skin prick test in 1,112 teenagers.
Individuals with symptoms or positive skin prick tests were examined further.
The clinical examination included an interview, a ventilatory lung function test, serum specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) test, and a physical examination.
Individuals with symptoms from the lower airways underwent a methacholine inhalation test.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Suède, Europe, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Adolescent, Homme, Etude cohorte
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Sweden, Europe, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Adolescent, Human, Cohort study
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