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OBJECTIVES 1) To estimate the prevalence of asthma among secondary school children in a rural area in Karnataka, South India, and 2) to identify risk factors associated with asthma among asthma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was undertaken among 588 secondary school children in a rural area in South India. A locally adapted(More)
INTRODUCTION Smoking-cessation follow-up care after hospitalization is known to be effective. Cost-effective and disseminable interventions adoptable by hospitals are needed. DESIGN RCT. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS Fourteen hundred eighty-eight current smokers recruited during a tertiary care hospital stay were randomly assigned to Usual Care (UC) or Usual(More)
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