Prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases in an adolescent population: association with gender and race.

@article{Fagan2001PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of asthma and other allergic diseases in an adolescent population: association with gender and race.},
  author={Joanne K Fagan and Peter A. Scheff and Daniel O. Hryhorczuk and Viswanathan Ramakrishnan and Marianne Ross and Victoria W. Persky},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={177-84}
}
OBJECTIVES To estimate the prevalence and severity of asthma in an adolescent population by sex and race. METHODS Cross-sectional, population-based survey of school children. SETTING Midwestern city experiencing damage from the 1993 Mississippi River flood. PARTICIPANTS 2,693 children attending grades 7 to 12. MEASUREMENTS Questions from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). RESULTS Two thousand six hundred ninety-three children were surveyed, for a… CONTINUE READING

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