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A survey of atopic diseases among school children in Sør-Varanger community. Possible effects of subarctic climate and industrial pollution from Russia.
Acta Derm Venereol 1994; 74(2):124-8AD

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The occurrence of atopic diseases in school children in the community of Sør-Varanger was studied on the basis of a questionnaire sent to the parents of all the 575 children aged 7-12 years. 551 children (95.8%), 266 girls and 285 boys, completed the questionnaire. Atopic diseases were reported to be present or to have occurred in 249 (45.2%) of the 551 children, more frequently in girls (50.4%) than in boys (40.4%) (p < 0.02). Asthma occurred in 68 cases (12.3%), with almost the same frequency in girls (13.2%) and boys (11.2%). Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis was detected in 113 children (20.6%); it was slightly more frequent in boys (21.8%) than in girls (18.9%) but did not reach statistical significance. Urticaria occurred in 72 cases (13.1%), more frequently in girls (17.7%) than in boys (8.8%) (p < 0.002), while atopic dermatitis occurred in 130 cases (23.6%), again more frequently in girls (27.6%) than in boys (19.6%) (p < 0.03). Ninety-four (37.8%) of the children experienced more than one atopic symptom. In 75% of the children with dermatitis the age at onset was under 5 and more than 50% of the children with asthma had experienced symptoms before the age of 3. Parental history of atopic diseases was reported by 35.6% of all children, more frequently in mothers (30.2%) than in fathers (20.1%). On the other hand, 30.6% of children with no parental history of atopic diseases appeared to develop some kind of atopic disease; this increased to 48.0% with a single and to 56.1% with a double parental history.(

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eng

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7911618

Citation

Dotterud, L K., et al. "A Survey of Atopic Diseases Among School Children in Sør-Varanger Community. Possible Effects of Subarctic Climate and Industrial Pollution From Russia." Acta Dermato-venereologica, vol. 74, no. 2, 1994, pp. 124-8.
Dotterud LK, Kvammen B, Bolle R, et al. A survey of atopic diseases among school children in Sør-Varanger community. Possible effects of subarctic climate and industrial pollution from Russia. Acta Derm Venereol. 1994;74(2):124-8.
Dotterud, L. K., Kvammen, B., Bolle, R., & Falk, E. S. (1994). A survey of atopic diseases among school children in Sør-Varanger community. Possible effects of subarctic climate and industrial pollution from Russia. Acta Dermato-venereologica, 74(2), pp. 124-8.
Dotterud LK, et al. A Survey of Atopic Diseases Among School Children in Sør-Varanger Community. Possible Effects of Subarctic Climate and Industrial Pollution From Russia. Acta Derm Venereol. 1994;74(2):124-8. PubMed PMID: 7911618.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A survey of atopic diseases among school children in Sør-Varanger community. Possible effects of subarctic climate and industrial pollution from Russia. AU - Dotterud,L K, AU - Kvammen,B, AU - Bolle,R, AU - Falk,E S, PY - 1994/3/1/pubmed PY - 1994/3/1/medline PY - 1994/3/1/entrez SP - 124 EP - 8 JF - Acta dermato-venereologica JO - Acta Derm. Venereol. VL - 74 IS - 2 N2 - The occurrence of atopic diseases in school children in the community of Sør-Varanger was studied on the basis of a questionnaire sent to the parents of all the 575 children aged 7-12 years. 551 children (95.8%), 266 girls and 285 boys, completed the questionnaire. Atopic diseases were reported to be present or to have occurred in 249 (45.2%) of the 551 children, more frequently in girls (50.4%) than in boys (40.4%) (p < 0.02). Asthma occurred in 68 cases (12.3%), with almost the same frequency in girls (13.2%) and boys (11.2%). Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis was detected in 113 children (20.6%); it was slightly more frequent in boys (21.8%) than in girls (18.9%) but did not reach statistical significance. Urticaria occurred in 72 cases (13.1%), more frequently in girls (17.7%) than in boys (8.8%) (p < 0.002), while atopic dermatitis occurred in 130 cases (23.6%), again more frequently in girls (27.6%) than in boys (19.6%) (p < 0.03). Ninety-four (37.8%) of the children experienced more than one atopic symptom. In 75% of the children with dermatitis the age at onset was under 5 and more than 50% of the children with asthma had experienced symptoms before the age of 3. Parental history of atopic diseases was reported by 35.6% of all children, more frequently in mothers (30.2%) than in fathers (20.1%). On the other hand, 30.6% of children with no parental history of atopic diseases appeared to develop some kind of atopic disease; this increased to 48.0% with a single and to 56.1% with a double parental history.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) SN - 0001-5555 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7911618/A_survey_of_atopic_diseases_among_school_children_in_Sør_Varanger_community__Possible_effects_of_subarctic_climate_and_industrial_pollution_from_Russia_ L2 - https://www.medicaljournals.se/acta/content/abstract/10.2340/0001555574124128 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -