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Title: Prevalence of asthma among schoolchildren in Ahvaz, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Shakurnia, A.H.
Assar, S.
Afra, M.
Latifi, M.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: The prevalence of asthma was determined in a random sample of schoolchildren in Ahvaz city, southwest Islamic Republic of Iran, based on the International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Childhood [ISAAC] protocol. The prevalence of ever wheeze and current wheeze was 11.1% and 7.4% among 1410 children aged 6-7 years [parent-reported] and 17.7% and 10.3% among 1450 children aged 13-14 years [self-reported]. The prevalence of ever asthma was significantly higher among 13-14-year-olds [9.8%] than 6-7-year-olds [6.8%] but no significant difference was found between males and females in either age group. Comparisons are made with other Iranian cities and international data
Description: 651-656
Keywords: Prevalence
Students
Age Distribution
Sex Distribution
Questionnaires
Subject: Asthma
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117934
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/06/16_6_2010_0651_0656.pdf
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