Incidence of asthma in adults--report from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden Study.

@article{Rnmark1997IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of asthma in adults--report from the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden Study.},
  author={Eva R{\"o}nmark and Bo Lundb{\"a}ck and E Maria J{\"o}nsson and Asa C Jonsson and Maria Als{\'e}n Lindstr{\"o}m and Thomas Sandstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={1997},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={1071-8}
}
Incidence studies offer a better opportunity to study risk factors for asthma than do prevalence studies. However, regular prospective follow-ups of large cohorts are difficult to perform, and that is why direct measurement of the incidence rate of asthma is almost impossible. Thus, cross-sectional follow-up studies of defined cohorts can be used to provide data on incidence. In 1986, a postal questionnaire survey on respiratory symptoms and diseases was performed in the northernmost province… CONTINUE READING

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