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Prevalence of allergic diseases in children in Beirut: comparison to worldwide data.
J Med Liban 1999 Jul-Aug; 47(4):216-21JM

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To report on the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and atopic eczema in school children in Beirut, Lebanon, and compare the prevalence rates of allergic diseases in Beirut to the rest of the world.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

A random sample of school children aged 13-14 years completed the ISAAC written and video questionnaires. Data was entered using a special program prepared by ISAAC and analyzed using SPSS version 6.0.

RESULTS

The prevalence rates of allergic rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis were 25.5% and 15.9% respectively. Atopic eczema was more common among males, with a total prevalence rate of 11%.

CONCLUSION

The prevalence rates of allergic diseases in childhood was along the 50th percentile worldwide. The prevalence rates of uncontrolled asthma was very high while that of allergic rhinitis was low as compared to the rest of the world.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut-Medical Center (AUBMC), Lebanon.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10641448

Citation

Ramadan, F M., et al. "Prevalence of Allergic Diseases in Children in Beirut: Comparison to Worldwide Data." Le Journal Medical Libanais. the Lebanese Medical Journal, vol. 47, no. 4, 1999, pp. 216-21.
Ramadan FM, Khoury MN, Hajjar TA, et al. Prevalence of allergic diseases in children in Beirut: comparison to worldwide data. J Med Liban. 1999;47(4):216-21.
Ramadan, F. M., Khoury, M. N., Hajjar, T. A., & Mroueh, S. M. (1999). Prevalence of allergic diseases in children in Beirut: comparison to worldwide data. Le Journal Medical Libanais. the Lebanese Medical Journal, 47(4), pp. 216-21.
Ramadan FM, et al. Prevalence of Allergic Diseases in Children in Beirut: Comparison to Worldwide Data. J Med Liban. 1999;47(4):216-21. PubMed PMID: 10641448.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence of allergic diseases in children in Beirut: comparison to worldwide data. AU - Ramadan,F M, AU - Khoury,M N, AU - Hajjar,T A, AU - Mroueh,S M, PY - 2000/1/21/pubmed PY - 2000/2/26/medline PY - 2000/1/21/entrez SP - 216 EP - 21 JF - Le Journal medical libanais. The Lebanese medical journal JO - J Med Liban VL - 47 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To report on the prevalence of allergic rhinitis and atopic eczema in school children in Beirut, Lebanon, and compare the prevalence rates of allergic diseases in Beirut to the rest of the world. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A random sample of school children aged 13-14 years completed the ISAAC written and video questionnaires. Data was entered using a special program prepared by ISAAC and analyzed using SPSS version 6.0. RESULTS: The prevalence rates of allergic rhinitis and rhinoconjunctivitis were 25.5% and 15.9% respectively. Atopic eczema was more common among males, with a total prevalence rate of 11%. CONCLUSION: The prevalence rates of allergic diseases in childhood was along the 50th percentile worldwide. The prevalence rates of uncontrolled asthma was very high while that of allergic rhinitis was low as compared to the rest of the world. SN - 0023-9852 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10641448/Prevalence_of_allergic_diseases_in_children_in_Beirut:_comparison_to_worldwide_data_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/hayfever.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -