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Title: International study of asthma and allergies in childhood: Phase 3 in the Syrian Arab Republic
Authors: Mohammad, Y.
Tabbah, K.
Mohammad, S.
Yassine, F.
Clayton, T.
Hassan, M.
Issue Date: 2010
Language: English
Abstract: The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood [ISAAC] uses standardized symptombased questionnaires to describe the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in children worldwide. Three governorates in the Syrian Arab Republic [Aleppo, Lattakia and Tartous] participated in ISAAC phase 3 in 2001-03. Adolescents in the 13-14 year age group and parents of the 6-7-year-old children completed the questionnaire about asthma symptoms. The prevalence of current symptoms of asthma [wheezing in the last 12 months] in different centres ranged from 4.7% to 5.7% for 6-7-year-olds and 3.9% to 6.5% for 13-14-year-olds. In 13-14-year-olds the prevalence of severe speech-limiting wheeze was 2.0%-3.5%, of rhinoconjunctivitis was 8.6%-14.6% and of eczema was 3.3%-4.2%
Description: 710-716
ISSN: 1020-3397
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