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Titolo:
PREVALENCE AND SEVERITY OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA AND ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION IN 7 CLIMATIC REGIONS OF NEW-SOUTH-WALES
Autore:
PEAT JK; TOELLE BG; GRAY EJ; HABY MM; BELOUSOVA E; MELLIS CM; WOOLCOCK AJ;
Indirizzi:
ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED HOSP,INST RESP MED SYDNEY NSW 2050 AUSTRALIA UNIV SYDNEY,DEPT MED SYDNEY NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA CHILDRENS HOSP CAMPERDOWN NSW AUSTRALIA
Titolo Testata:
Medical journal of Australia
fascicolo: 1, volume: 163, anno: 1995,
pagine: 22 - 26
SICI:
0025-729X(1995)163:1<22:PASOCA>2.0.ZU;2-G
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
HOUSE-DUST MITE; BRONCHIAL RESPONSIVENESS; RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS; SCHOOLCHILDREN; AUSTRALIA; CHILDREN; EXPOSURE; SYDNEY; ADULTS; RISK;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
30
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Citazione:
J.K. Peat et al., "PREVALENCE AND SEVERITY OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA AND ALLERGIC SENSITIZATION IN 7 CLIMATIC REGIONS OF NEW-SOUTH-WALES", Medical journal of Australia, 163(1), 1995, pp. 22-26

Abstract

Objective: To compare the prevalence and severity of asthma and of allergic sensitisation in children in different regions, We hypothesisedregions with different standardised hospital admission rates would have different prevalences of childhood asthma and that diverse climateswould result in a range of sensitisations to different allergens. Design and setting: We studied large random population samples of children in seven regions in New South Wales (NSW) in 1991-1993. Hospitalisation rates were obtained from NSW Department of Health data. Participants: 6394 children aged 8-11 years, Outcome measures: History of respiratory symptoms by self-administered questionnaire; airway hyperresponsiveness by histamine inhalation test; and sensitisation to allergens by skin-prick-tests. Results: Children in all regions had a high prevalence of recent wheeze (22%-27%), of diagnosed asthma (24%-38%) and of use of asthma medications (22%-30%), but no region was consistently higher or lower for all measurements. The prevalence of current asthma in children living in three coastal regions (where sensitisation to house-dust mites was high) and in the far west (where sensitisation to alternaria was high) was 12%-13%, which was significantly higher than the prevalence: of 7%-10% in children living in three inland regions (where sensitisation to these allergens was lower) (P < 0.01). Conclusions: We found significant variations in the prevalence and severity of childhood asthma in NSW. The prevalence of hospitalisations, diagnosed asthma, recent symptoms and medication use may relate to different regional diagnostic patterns, whereas current asthma prevalence may relate to different levels of allergic sensitisation.

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