Asthma, allergy, and atopy in three south-east Asian populations.

@article{Leung1994AsthmaAA,
  title={Asthma, allergy, and atopy in three south-east Asian populations.},
  author={Rebecca C Y Leung and Pak-leung Ho},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1994},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={1205-10}
}
BACKGROUND Whilst many recent reports have suggested a rise in the prevalence of asthma and allergic disease in Western countries, little is known about the epidemiology of these common conditions in south-east Asia. This study compared the prevalence of asthma and allergic disease amongst secondary school students in three south-east Asian populations--Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, and San Bu in China--and investigated the associations with atopy and family history. METHODS Secondary… CONTINUE READING

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