Incidence of asthma diagnosis and self-reported allergy in relation to the school environment--a four-year follow-up study in schoolchildren.

@article{Smedje2001IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of asthma diagnosis and self-reported allergy in relation to the school environment--a four-year follow-up study in schoolchildren.},
  author={Greta Smedje and Dan Norb{\"a}ck},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={5 11},
  pages={1059-66}
}
SETTING In schools, the indoor air quality is often poor and there is growing concern about its impact on the pupils' health. OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of asthma diagnosis and self-reported allergy in schoolchildren in relation to the school environment. DESIGN Data on asthma and allergies were collected through a postal questionnaire answered in 1993 and 1997 by 1347 (78%) pupils (initially aged 7-13 years) in 39 randomly chosen schools. Indoor pollutants were measured in about 100… CONTINUE READING

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