A survey of atopic diseases among school children in Sor-Varanger community : possible effects of subarctic climate and industrial pollution from Russia.
The occurrence of atopic diseases in school children in the community of SOr-Varanger was studied on the basis of a questionnaire sent to the parents of all the 575 children aged 7-12 years. 551 children (95.8%), 266 girls and 285 boys, completed the questionnaire.
Atopic diseases were reported to be present or to have occurred in 249 (45.2%) of the 551 children, more frequently in girls (50.4%) than in boys (40.4%) (p<0.02).
Asthma occurred in 68 cases (12.3%), with almost the same frequency in girls (13.2%) and boys (11.2%). Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis was detected in 113 children (20.6%); it was slightly more frequent in boys (21.8%) than in girls (18.9%) but did not reach statistical significance.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dermatite atopique, Enfant, Homme, Etude statistique, Asthme, Norvège, Europe, Variation géographique, Climat, Age scolaire, Epidémiologie, Peau pathologie, Immunopathologie, Atopie, Allergie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Atopic dermatitis, Child, Human, Statistical study, Asthma, Norway, Europe, Geographical variation, Climate, School age, Epidemiology, Skin disease, Immunopathology, Atopy, Allergy, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
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Code Inist : 002B06C04. Création : 199406.