Prevalence of asthma symptoms among adults aged 20-44 years in Canada

J Manfreda, M R Becklake, M R Sears, M Chan-Yeung, H Dimich-Ward, H C Siersted, P Ernst, L Sweet, L Van Til, D M Bowie, N R Anthonisen, R B Tate

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Abstrakt

Reported prevalence rates of asthma vary within and between countries around the world. These differences suggest environmental factors in addition to genetic factors in the cause of the disease and may provide clues for preventive strategies. We examined the variability of asthma-related symptoms and medication use among adults in 6 sites across Canada (Vancouver, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Montreal, Halifax and Prince Edward Island) and compared our findings with those from sites that had participated in a recent European survey.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftC M A J
Vol/bind164
Udgave nummer7
Sider (fra-til)995-1001
Antal sider7
ISSN0820-3946
StatusUdgivet - 3. apr. 2001

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