Asthma and wheeze in schoolchildren.


In a questionnaire survey of 2813 children aged 4 to 19 years 11.9% reported asthma compared to 4.4% in 1983-4: a rise of 170% over 9 years. The asthma prevalence was 8.35% in girls and 14.8% in boys. The prevalence of wheeze in the past 12 months was 12% in girls and 18.9% in boys. The wheeze prevalence values for 9 year olds were similar to those found in… (More)


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