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Prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic eczema in 13- to 14-year-old schoolchildren from the northeast of England.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2001 Apr; 86(4):428-32.AA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic eczema in schoolchildren from the northeast of England.

METHODS

We randomly selected 3,000 children from 80 schools. We used the ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) written questionnaire.

RESULTS

The lifetime prevalence rates of symptoms were: rhinitis, 32.8%; wheezing, 31.3%; hay fever, 23.7%; and self-reported asthma, 22.3%. Rhinitis was reported by 53% and 61% of boys and girls with asthma, respectively. Girls 13 to 14 years of age had higher prevalence rates of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema symptoms than boys; a reverse sex ratio has been shown in this age group. Atopic eczema was reported by 32% of boys with asthma and 37% of girls with asthma.

CONCLUSIONS

The prevalence rates of reported asthma, and symptoms suggestive of asthma, were higher than those previously reported in UK children. The present study would be a suitable baseline for monitoring future trends in the prevalence and severity of asthma and allergic disorders among these children, and provides a framework for further etiologic research into the genetics, lifestyle, environmental, and medical care factors affecting these conditions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Health Sciences, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom. mohammed.shamssain@sunderland.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11345287

Citation

Shamssain, M H., and N Shamsian. "Prevalence and Severity of Asthma, Rhinitis, and Atopic Eczema in 13- to 14-year-old Schoolchildren From the Northeast of England." Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology : Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, vol. 86, no. 4, 2001, pp. 428-32.
Shamssain MH, Shamsian N. Prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic eczema in 13- to 14-year-old schoolchildren from the northeast of England. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2001;86(4):428-32.
Shamssain, M. H., & Shamsian, N. (2001). Prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic eczema in 13- to 14-year-old schoolchildren from the northeast of England. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology : Official Publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology, 86(4), 428-32.
Shamssain MH, Shamsian N. Prevalence and Severity of Asthma, Rhinitis, and Atopic Eczema in 13- to 14-year-old Schoolchildren From the Northeast of England. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2001;86(4):428-32. PubMed PMID: 11345287.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic eczema in 13- to 14-year-old schoolchildren from the northeast of England. AU - Shamssain,M H, AU - Shamsian,N, PY - 2001/5/10/pubmed PY - 2001/5/25/medline PY - 2001/5/10/entrez SP - 428 EP - 32 JF - Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology JO - Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol VL - 86 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and severity of asthma, rhinitis, and atopic eczema in schoolchildren from the northeast of England. METHODS: We randomly selected 3,000 children from 80 schools. We used the ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) written questionnaire. RESULTS: The lifetime prevalence rates of symptoms were: rhinitis, 32.8%; wheezing, 31.3%; hay fever, 23.7%; and self-reported asthma, 22.3%. Rhinitis was reported by 53% and 61% of boys and girls with asthma, respectively. Girls 13 to 14 years of age had higher prevalence rates of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema symptoms than boys; a reverse sex ratio has been shown in this age group. Atopic eczema was reported by 32% of boys with asthma and 37% of girls with asthma. CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence rates of reported asthma, and symptoms suggestive of asthma, were higher than those previously reported in UK children. The present study would be a suitable baseline for monitoring future trends in the prevalence and severity of asthma and allergic disorders among these children, and provides a framework for further etiologic research into the genetics, lifestyle, environmental, and medical care factors affecting these conditions. SN - 1081-1206 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11345287/Prevalence_and_severity_of_asthma_rhinitis_and_atopic_eczema_in_13__to_14_year_old_schoolchildren_from_the_northeast_of_England_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -