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  1. Trends in prevalence and severity of childhood asthma.

    Article - En anglais


    To test the null hypothesis that there has been no change in the prevalence or severity of childhood asthma over recent years.

    Design-Repeated population prevalence survey with questionnaires completed by parents followed by home interviews with parents.

    Setting-London borough of Croydon, 1978 and 1991

    Subjects-All children in one year of state and private primary schools aged 7 1/2, to 8 1/2 years at screening survey.

    Main outcome measures-Trends in symptoms, acute severe attacks, and chronic disability.


    For 1978 and 1991 respectively, the response rates were 4147/4763 and 3070/3786, and home interviews were obtained from 273/288 and 319/395 parents of currently wheezy children.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Poumon, Epidémiologie, Enfant, Homme, Poumon pathologie, Asthme, Prévalence

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Lung, Epidemiology, Child, Human, Lung disease, Asthma, Prevalence

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

    Cote : 94-0522455

    Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 199501.