Trends in the prevalence of asthma and dyspnoea in first year university students, 1972-89.


The prevalence of asthma and dyspnoeic symptoms were studied in undergraduates from Ireland, north and south, entering Queen's University Belfast in the years 1972, 1978, 1983, 1986 and 1989. The records of students' compulsory entry medical examination, including responses to questions on dyspnoeic symptoms in a health screening questionnaire, were… (More)