oa South African Family Practice - Asthma control - is there a problem? : CPD



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2006;48(4) 32 Disease Awareness In 1998 the ISAAC Study reported a 12 month prevalence of self-reported asthma symptoms ranging from 7.5% to 17%.1 The prevalence of "asthma ever" was 13.3% in this group of children (Figure 1). The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Programme was designed to compare the global prevalence of childhood asthma.1 A subsequent ISAAC follow-up study conducted in the same region revealed a rise in the prevalence of asthma, with an increase in more severe asthma. What was of concern in this audit was that a diagnosis of asthma was ..


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