Characteristics of asthma among elderly adults in a sample of the general population.

  title={Characteristics of asthma among elderly adults in a sample of the general population.},
  author={Benjamin Burrows and Robert A. Barbee and Marvin G. Cline and Ronald J Knudson and Michael D. Lebowitz},
  volume={100 4},
This article describes the characteristics and course of asthma among subjects who were older than 65 years at the time of enrollment in a longitudinal study of a general population sample. It was present in 3.8 percent of men and 7.1 percent of women. An additional 4.1 percent of men reported having "asthma," but they also had seen a physician for "emphysema" and had smoked significantly; their "asthma" diagnosis is regarded as highly questionable. They did not show the elevated rate of… CONTINUE READING


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