Burden of asthma among inner-city children from Southern Brazil.

@article{Roncada2016BurdenOA,
  title={Burden of asthma among inner-city children from Southern Brazil.},
  author={Cristian Roncada and Suelen Goecks de Oliveira and Simone Elenise Falc{\~a}o Cidade and Edgar Enrique Sarria and Rita Mattiello and Beatriz Sebben Ojeda and Beatriz Regina Lara Dos Santos and Andr{\'e}ia da Silva Gustavo and Leonardo Ara{\'u}jo Pinto and Marcus Herbert Jones and Renato Tetelbom Stein and Paulo M{\'a}rcio Condessa Pitrez},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2016},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={
          498-504
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of asthma in a population of inner-city Brazilian children. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, we selected children with asthma and healthy controls from public schools (8-16 years) from a capital city of Southern Brazil. Divided into three phases, questionnaires were administered, assessing lung function, body mass index and allergic sensitization. RESULTS From 2500 children initially included in the study (48.4% males; mean age of 11.42 ± 2.32 years… CONTINUE READING
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