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The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in children of school age in Adana in southern Turkey.
Turk J Pediatr. 2004 Jul-Sep; 46(3):221-5.TJ

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asthma and other allergic disorders as well as the factors affecting these disorders in school-children in Adana. This cross-sectional population-based study using the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) protocol was carried out on 3164 school-children aged between 6-18 years during March to June 1997. There were 1521 (48.1%) boys and 1643 (51.9%) girls. The prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in the 6-18 year-old children was found to be 12.6%, 13.6% and 8.3%, respectively. The prevalence of asthma was highest in 6-10 year-old school-children (14.7%), and lowest (6.0%) in 15-18 year-old children. The prevalence of asthma diagnosed by a doctor was 5.0%. The cumulative and current prevalences of wheezing were found to be 19.0% and 13.5%, respectively. The cumulative prevalence of allergic disorders was found to be 23.4%. The presence of domestic animals at home and dampness of the home were found to be important risk factors for asthma. Family histories of asthma, eczema, and diagnosis made by a doctor, and history of frequent sinusitis were found to be significantly higher in asthmatics. In conclusion, asthma is an important chronic disease of childhood in Adana in southern Turkey.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15503474

Citation

Bayram, Ibrahim, et al. "The Prevalence of Asthma and Allergic Diseases in Children of School Age in Adana in Southern Turkey." The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 46, no. 3, 2004, pp. 221-5.
Bayram I, Güneşer-Kendirli S, Yilmaz M, et al. The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in children of school age in Adana in southern Turkey. Turk J Pediatr. 2004;46(3):221-5.
Bayram, I., Güneşer-Kendirli, S., Yilmaz, M., Altintaş, D. U., Alparslan, N., & Bingöl-Karakoç, G. (2004). The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in children of school age in Adana in southern Turkey. The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics, 46(3), 221-5.
Bayram I, et al. The Prevalence of Asthma and Allergic Diseases in Children of School Age in Adana in Southern Turkey. Turk J Pediatr. 2004 Jul-Sep;46(3):221-5. PubMed PMID: 15503474.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The prevalence of asthma and allergic diseases in children of school age in Adana in southern Turkey. AU - Bayram,Ibrahim, AU - Güneşer-Kendirli,Seval, AU - Yilmaz,Mustafa, AU - Altintaş,Derya Ufuk, AU - Alparslan,Nazan, AU - Bingöl-Karakoç,Gülbin, PY - 2004/10/27/pubmed PY - 2004/12/16/medline PY - 2004/10/27/entrez SP - 221 EP - 5 JF - The Turkish journal of pediatrics JO - Turk J Pediatr VL - 46 IS - 3 N2 - The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asthma and other allergic disorders as well as the factors affecting these disorders in school-children in Adana. This cross-sectional population-based study using the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) protocol was carried out on 3164 school-children aged between 6-18 years during March to June 1997. There were 1521 (48.1%) boys and 1643 (51.9%) girls. The prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in the 6-18 year-old children was found to be 12.6%, 13.6% and 8.3%, respectively. The prevalence of asthma was highest in 6-10 year-old school-children (14.7%), and lowest (6.0%) in 15-18 year-old children. The prevalence of asthma diagnosed by a doctor was 5.0%. The cumulative and current prevalences of wheezing were found to be 19.0% and 13.5%, respectively. The cumulative prevalence of allergic disorders was found to be 23.4%. The presence of domestic animals at home and dampness of the home were found to be important risk factors for asthma. Family histories of asthma, eczema, and diagnosis made by a doctor, and history of frequent sinusitis were found to be significantly higher in asthmatics. In conclusion, asthma is an important chronic disease of childhood in Adana in southern Turkey. SN - 0041-4301 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15503474/The_prevalence_of_asthma_and_allergic_diseases_in_children_of_school_age_in_Adana_in_southern_Turkey_ L2 - https://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/633 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -