Prevalence of asthma and atopy in two areas of West and East Germany.

@article{Mutius1994PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of asthma and atopy in two areas of West and East Germany.},
  author={Erika von Mutius and Fernando D. Martinez and Christian Fritzsch and Thornas Nicolai and Gabi Roell and Helge Thiemann},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={149 2 Pt 1},
  pages={
          358-64
        }
}
The German reunification offers a unique opportunity to study the impact of environmental factors on the development of childhood respiratory and allergic disorders in ethnically similar populations. We investigated the prevalence of asthma, hay fever, atopy, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) in 9- to 11-year old children in West Germany (n = 5,030) and East Germany (n = 2,623). A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to the parents. Children underwent cold air challenge and… CONTINUE READING
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