Prevalence of asthma among schoolchildren in Ahvaz, Islamic Republic of Iran
AbstractThe 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
Shakurnia, A.H., Assar, S., Afra, M. & Latifi, M. (2010). Prevalence of asthma among schoolchildren in Ahvaz, Islamic Republic of Iran. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (6), 651-656, 2010 http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117934
JournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (6), 651-656, 2010
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