Seasonality in epidemics of asthma mortality and hospital admission rates, Ontario, 1979-86.

@article{Mao1990SeasonalityIE,
  title={Seasonality in epidemics of asthma mortality and hospital admission rates, Ontario, 1979-86.},
  author={Yang Mao and Robert Semenciw and Howard I. Morrison and Donald T. Wigle},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={1990},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={
          226-8
        }
}
Monthly trends in mortality and hospital admission rates attributed to asthma for those aged 15 to 34 for the province of Ontario were examined for the period 1979 to 1986. Graphs showing the monthly variation after the elimination of trend are presented. Time series models were constructed to evaluate the statistical significance. Asthma hospital separations peaked in the autumn and a test for seasonality was statistically significant (p less than 0.001). Although the pattern for asthma… CONTINUE READING