The burden of asthma in children: an Australian perspective.

  title={The burden of asthma in children: an Australian perspective.},
  author={Leanne M Poulos and Brett G Toelle and Guy B Marks},
  journal={Paediatric respiratory reviews},
  volume={6 1},
The burden of asthma among children is high in Australia compared with many other countries. Recent data show that 14-16% of children report a diagnosis of asthma that remains a problem. Boys, children under the age of 5 years and urban indigenous children experience a greater burden of asthma than other children. More than one-third of children with asthma have sleep disturbance due to the illness and 60% have missed school and/or experienced other restrictions in their activities due to the… CONTINUE READING
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