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Title: Asthma and other allergic diseases in 13-14-year-old schoolchildren in Urmia: an ISAAC study
Authors: Rahimi Rad, M.H.
Hejazi, M.E.
Behrouzian, R.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: We determined the prevalence and risk factors of asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic eczema in 3000 13-14-year-old schoolchildren in Urmia, Islamic Republic of Iran. We used the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood [ISAAC] written and video questionnaires. With the written questionnaire, the prevalence of current symptoms [within the past 12 months] was: wheeze 14.5%, allergic rhinitis 23.6% and eczema 10.1%. Self-reported asthma ever was only 2.1%. With the video questionnaire, the prevalence of wheeze was lower; 7.4% for wheeze at rest ever and 4.6% during the past 12 months. Boys had a significantly higher prevalence for most items examined except for eczema
Description: 1005-1016
Keywords: Asthma
Prevalence
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Students
Rhinitis, Allergic, Seasonal
Questionnaires
Respiratory Sounds
Subject: Asthma
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117341
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1305/13_5_2007_1005_1016.pdf
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