Prevalence of bronchial asthma in rural Indian children: A cross sectional study from South India

Animesh Jain, H. Vinod Bhat, Das Acharya

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Objective: To determine the prevalence and to study the socio-demographic correlates of bronchial asthma among children aged 6-15 yr. Methods: This is a cross-sectional community based study conducted by interview of parents of randomly selected 559 children using an International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire. Results: The prevalence of bronchial asthma was found to be 10.3%. The prevalence of asthma was higher among boys (12.1%). There was a significant inverse linear trend with increasing age. A statistically significant association of bronchial asthma with family history of asthma was also observed. Conclusion: There is a high prevalence of bronchial asthma among children with a higher prevalence among boys than girls. There were significant inverse linear association with increasing age and also with family history of asthma. Efforts should be directed towards screening and early detection among the children, especially those of parents with history of asthma to enable treatment and reduce morbidity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-35
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2010

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Asthma
Cross-Sectional Studies
Parents
Hypersensitivity
Demography
Interviews
Morbidity

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Prevalence of bronchial asthma in rural Indian children : A cross sectional study from South India. / Jain, Animesh; Vinod Bhat, H.; Acharya, Das.

In: Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 77, No. 1, 01.01.2010, p. 31-35.

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