Background-The aim of the study was to determine the trend and seasonal variation in hospital admissions for childhood asthma in the Athens region of Greece.
Methods-Data were obtained from hospital registries of the three main children's hospitals in Athens between 1978 and 1988.
Children admitted with the diagnosis of asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, or wheezy bronchitis were included.
The data were expressed as admission rates per 100 000 of the same aged population.
There were 9795 admissions for asthma over the 11 years and the admission rate rose by 294%. Admissions among those aged 0-4 and 5-14 rose by 272% and 379% respectively.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Asthme, Hospitalisation, Grèce, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Asthma, Hospitalization, Greece, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0093251
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 199406.