Dawood Al-Thamiri

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To measure asthma prevalence and severity among children in Baghdad, we randomly sampled 3360 primary-school children and had their parents complete standardized questionnaires. The response rate was 86%, male to female ratio was 0.75:1 and age range was 6-12 years. Prevalence of wheezing ever was 25.0%. Wheezing during the last 12 months was 19.9% and 2.9%(More)
OBJECTIVE Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of children. To fill the gap in data concerning this disease in Iraq, we investigated the socio-demographic and other risk factors related to asthma occurrence among primary school children. METHODS A case control study was conducted in Baghdad, Iraq among primary school children aged 6-12 years,(More)
1Department of Paediatrics; 2Department of Community Medicine, Iraqi College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq (Correspondence to W. Al-Kubaisy: wagar_abd@yahoo.co.uk). Received: 03/03/03; accepted: 09/12/03 ABSTRACT To measure asthma prevalence and severity among children in Baghdad, we randomly sampled 3360 primary-school children and had their parents complete(More)
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