Body mass index and asthma severity among adults presenting to the emergency department.

@article{Thomson2003BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index and asthma severity among adults presenting to the emergency department.},
  author={Carey C Thomson and Sunday Clark and Carlos A. Camargo},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={124 3},
  pages={
          795-802
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES Among adults presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute asthma, we sought to determine the prevalence of obesity, and the relation of body mass index (BMI) to asthma severity in this high-risk population. DESIGN Multicenter, prospective cohort study. SETTING Twenty-six North American EDs. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred seventy-two patients aged 18 to 54 years presenting with acute asthma. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS A standardized interview… 

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