International trends in asthma mortality rates in the 5- to 34-year age group: a call for closer surveillance.

@article{Wijesinghe2009InternationalTI,
  title={International trends in asthma mortality rates in the 5- to 34-year age group: a call for closer surveillance.},
  author={Meme Wijesinghe and Mark Weatherall and Kyle Gareth Perrin and Julian Crane and Richard Beasley},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 4},
  pages={
          1045-1049
        }
}
BACKGROUND International time trends in asthma mortality have played an important sentinel role in the identification of two epidemics of asthma mortality in some countries in the 1960s and the 1970s and 1980s. Since then, little attention has been paid to the ongoing international time trends. METHODS Country-specific data on asthma mortality rates since 1960 in the 5- to 34-year-old age group were collated. To be included in the analysis, countries were required to have data available prior… CONTINUE READING
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