The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asthma among United Arab Emirates school children aged 6-14 years.
A cross-sectional study of 850 school children living in both urban and rural areas (average age 9.36±2.11 years, 46.8% boys and 53.2% girls) was conducted using self-administered questionnaires between October 1992 and May 1993.
The population sample had a high prevalence rate of diagnosed asthma (13.6%), breathlessness or tightness in chest (9.7%), allergic rhinitis (22.9%), and nocturnal cough (8.9%). Allergic rhinitis was the most frequently seen respiratory illness when compared to other respiratory symptoms.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Enfant, Homme, Age scolaire, Parent, Emirats Arabes Unis, Asie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive, Allergie, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Child, Human, School age, Parent, United Emirates, Asia, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease, Allergy, Immunopathology
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Cote : 94-0684065
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 09/06/1995.