Stabilization of asthma prevalence among adolescents and increase among schoolchildren (ISAAC phases I and III) in Spain.

@article{GarciaMarcos2004StabilizationOA,
  title={Stabilization of asthma prevalence among adolescents and increase among schoolchildren (ISAAC phases I and III) in Spain.},
  author={L Garcia-Marcos and Alfredo Blanco Quiros and Gloria Garc{\'i}a Hernandez and Francisco Guill{\'e}n-Grima and Carlos Gonz{\'a}lez D{\'i}az and Inmaculada Ure{\~n}a and Alberto Arnedo Pena and Rosa Mar{\'i}a Busquets Monge and Mar{\'i}a Manuela Morales Su{\'a}rez-Varela and Angel L{\'o}pez-Silvarrey Varela and P G{\'o}mez Cabanillas and Jos{\'e} Batlles Garrido},
  journal={Allergy},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 12},
  pages={1301-7}
}
BACKGROUND Most studies show a steep increase in asthma prevalence in the last decades, although few studies had applied the same methodology. Recent reports point out the possibility that the epidemic has come to an end. We have studied the prevalence of asthma in a very large sample of children, repeating the study eight years apart. METHODS Repeated cross-sectional studies using the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) protocol in a sample of Spanish… CONTINUE READING