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  1. Changing prevalence of asthma in Australian children.

    Article - En anglais


    To investigate whether prevalence of asthma in children increased in 10 years.

    Design-Serial cross sectional studies of two populations of children by means of standard protocol.

    Setting-Two towns in New South Wales 

    Belmont (coastal and humid) and Wagga Wagga (inland and dry).

    Subjects-Children aged 8-10 years 

    718 in Belmont and 769 in Wagga Wagga in 1982 ; 873 in Belmont and 795 in Wagga Wagga in 1992.

    Main outcome measres-History of respiratory illness recorded by parents in self administered questionnaire ; airway hyperresponsiveness by histamine inhalation test ; atopy by skin prick tests ; counts of house dust mites in domestic dust.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Asthme, Prévalence, Australie, Océanie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Lung, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Asthma, Prevalence, Australia, Oceania

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0522453

    Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 199501.