Prevalence of respiratory and atopic disorders in Chinese schoolchildren.

  title={Prevalence of respiratory and atopic disorders in Chinese schoolchildren.},
  author={Gary W K Wong and David S C Hui and Henry H L Chan and Tai Fai Fok and Ricky W. K. Leung and Nan-shan Zhong and Yu Zhi Chen and Christopher K. W. Lai},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  volume={31 8},
BACKGROUND Epidemiological surveys have shown that the prevalence of asthma in the Asian population is relatively low. Within the Chinese population, schoolchildren from Hong Kong were found to have the highest rate of asthma. OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence of respiratory and atopic disorders, and to assess the role of atopy in the development of asthma, in Chinese schoolchildren from Hong Kong, Beijing and Guangzhou. METHODS Community-based random samples of schoolchildren aged 9-11… CONTINUE READING
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