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Titolo:
SUSCEPTIBILITY OF ASTHMATIC-CHILDREN TO RESPIRATORY-INFECTION
Autore:
PEREIRA JCR; ESCUDER MML;
Indirizzi:
PRACA COM MANOEL MELO PIMENTA 12 BR-05451110 SAO PAULO BRAZIL INST DANTE PAZZANESE CARDIOL,LAB EPIDEMIOL & ESTATIST SAO PAULO BRAZIL SECRETARIA SAUDE ESTADO SAO PAULO,INST SAUDE SAO PAULO BRAZIL
Titolo Testata:
Revista de Saude Publica
fascicolo: 5, volume: 31, anno: 1997,
pagine: 441 - 447
SICI:
0034-8910(1997)31:5<441:SOATR>2.0.ZU;2-B
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CHILDHOOD ASTHMA; RISK-FACTORS; INFANCY; BRONCHIOLITIS; RESPONSIVENESS; PRECIPITANTS; PNEUMONIA; VIRUS;
Keywords:
ASTHMA, COMPLICATIONS; PNEUMONIA; CASE-CONTROL STUDIES;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
Citazioni:
33
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Citazione:
J.C.R. Pereira e M.M.L. Escuder, "SUSCEPTIBILITY OF ASTHMATIC-CHILDREN TO RESPIRATORY-INFECTION", Revista de Saude Publica, 31(5), 1997, pp. 441-447

Abstract

Objective A case-control study of patients with pneumonia was conducted to investigate whether wheezing diseases could be a risk factor. Methods A random sample was taken from a general university hospital in S. Paulo City between March and August 1994 comprising 51 cases of pneumonia paired by age and sex to 51 non-respiratory controls and 51 healthy controls. Data collection was carried out by two senior paediatricians. Diagnoses of pneumonia and presence of wheezing disease were independently established by each paediatrician for both cases and controls. Pneumonia was radiologically confirmed and repeatability of information on wheezing diseases was measured. Logistic regression analysiswas used to identify risk factors. Results Wheezing diseases, interpreted as proxies of asthma, were found to be an important risk factor for pneumonia with an odds ratio of 7.07 (95%CI = 2.34-21.36), when theeffects of bedroom crowding (odds ratio = 1.49 per person, 95%CI = 0.95-2.32) and of low family income (odds ratio = 5.59 against high family income, 95%CI= 1.38-22.63) were controlled. The risk of pneumonia attributable to wheezing diseases is tentatively calculated at 51.42%. Conclusion It is concluded that at practice level asthmatics should deserve proper surveillance for infection and that at public health level pneumonia incidence could be reduced if current World Health Organisation's guidelines were reviewed as to include comprehensive care for this illness.

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