Risk factors for asthma in adolescents in a large urban region of Brazil.

@article{Pastorino2006RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for asthma in adolescents in a large urban region of Brazil.},
  author={Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Pastorino and Rejane D C Rimazza and C. Leone and Ana Paula B M Castro and Dirceu Sol{\'e} and Cristina Miuki Abe Jacob},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={695-700}
}
BACKGROUND Identify risk factors for asthma in adolescents from São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS total of 528 adolescents (141 asthmatics, 387 control subjects) from the ISAAC study (phase III) were submitted to a complementary questionnaire to evaluate risk factors, through response to questions regarding personal history, environment, and diet and an agreement to undergo the skin prick test (SPT) for aeroallergens. RESULTS Positive SPT to at least one allergen occurred in 49.4% adolescents. The… CONTINUE READING
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