Prevalence of obesity in asthma and its relations with asthma severity and control.

  title={Prevalence of obesity in asthma and its relations with asthma severity and control.},
  author={Gabriele Carra Forte and Denis Maltz Grutcki and Samuel Mill{\'a}n Menegotto and Rosemary Petrik Pereira and Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin},
  journal={Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira},
  volume={59 6},
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of obesity in asthmatic patients attending at an outpatient clinic, and to investigate its relationships with asthma severity and level of asthma control. METHODS In a cross-sectional study we recruited patients aged 11 years and older with confirmed asthma diagnosis from the outpatient asthma clinic of Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil. They underwent an evaluation by a general questionnaire, an asthma control questionnaire and by pulmonary… CONTINUE READING

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