Risk factors for asthma in urban Ghana.

@article{AddoYobo2001RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for asthma in urban Ghana.},
  author={Emmanuel O. D Addo-Yobo and Adnan Custovic and Simon C O Taggart and Mark Craven and B Bonnie and Ashley Woodcock},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 3},
  pages={363-8}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma is increasing in prevalence and severity in Africa. Previous studies have suggested that the prevalence of atopy in West Africa was low. OBJECTIVE We sought to investigate the risk factors for asthma in Ghanaian school children. METHODS Fifty children (age range, 9-16 years) with a physician diagnosis of asthma and asthma symptoms within the previous 12 months and 50 age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects were randomly selected and evaluated by means of… CONTINUE READING

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