Prevalence of and major risk factors for adult bronchial asthma in Taipei City.

@article{Jan2004PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of and major risk factors for adult bronchial asthma in Taipei City.},
  author={I Shiow Jan and Wei-Hui Chou and Jung-Der Wang and S H Kuo},
  journal={Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi},
  year={2004},
  volume={103 4},
  pages={259-63}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The prevalence of bronchial asthma has been on the rise worldwide, but the prevalence of adult asthma in Taiwan has not been reported. The objective of this study was to determine the current 1-year and lifetime asthma prevalence rates, and to identify major risk factors for adult asthma in Taiwan. METHODS A cluster sampling was conducted in 1999, where 21 clusters and 4549 adults (age > or = 18 years) were selected randomly. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with… CONTINUE READING

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