Changes in respiratory symptoms and airway hyperresponsiveness after 27 years in a population-based sample of school children.

We wanted to test the hypothesis that childhood airway hyperresponsiveness, even in the absence of respiratory symptoms, is a risk factor for respiratory disease in adulthood. In a childhood survey of 1963, three groups of 20 children aged 8-11 yrs, were selected from a population sample: 1) a group with recurrent respiratory symptoms (symptomatic group); 2… CONTINUE READING