Trends in childhood asthma: prevalence, health care utilization, and mortality.

@article{Akinbami2002TrendsIC,
  title={Trends in childhood asthma: prevalence, health care utilization, and mortality.},
  author={Lara J Akinbami and Kenneth C. Schoendorf},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={110 2 Pt 1},
  pages={315-22}
}
OBJECTIVES Our objective was to use national data to produce a comprehensive description of trends in childhood asthma prevalence, health care utilization, and mortality to assess changes in the disease burden among US children. METHODS Five data sources from the National Center for Health Statistics were used to describe trends in asthma for children aged 0 to 17 years from 1980 to the most recent year for which data were available. These included the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS… CONTINUE READING
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