Global variation in the prevalence and severity of asthma symptoms: phase three of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC).

@article{Lai2009GlobalVI,
  title={Global variation in the prevalence and severity of asthma symptoms: phase three of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC).},
  author={Christopher K. W. Lai and Richard Beasley and John Stephen Crane and Sunia Foliaki and Jyoti Shah and Steven T. Weiland},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={476-83}
}
BACKGROUND Phase Three of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) measured the global prevalence and severity of asthma symptoms in children. METHODS A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of 798 685 children aged 13-14 years from 233 centres in 97 countries, and 388 811 children aged 6-7 years from 144 centres in 61 countries, was conducted between 2000 and 2003 in >90% of the centres. RESULTS The prevalence of wheeze in the past 12 months (current wheeze… CONTINUE READING
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