The rate of mortality from asthma has increased substantially in the United States since 1978.
We analyzed the patterns of the rates of death from asthma in Philadelphia between 1969 and 1991.
The rates of death from asthma were analyzed and compared with trends in the concentrations of major air pollutants : ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter (particles<10 mum in diameter), and sulfur dioxide.
Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to study the rates of death from asthma from 1985 to 1991 and their association with race, poverty, sex, and other factors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Asthme, Fonction respiratoire, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronche pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Asthma, Lung function, Mortality, Epidemiology, Human, United States, North America, America, Respiratory disease, Bronchus disease
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Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 09/06/1995.