Paediatric lung disease

December 2003
Thorax;Dec2003 Supplement 3, Vol. 58, piii11
Academic Journal
This article aims to identify differences in the prevalence of asthma symptoms in 12-14 year old school children from different ethnic groups in Birmingham, which could inform policies on the provision of health services in populations of mixed ethnicity and contribute to the understanding of factors associated with asthma in similar populations. Wheezing disorders are common in infants and pre-school children. However, parental understanding and reports of wheeze may not be the same as those of physicians. In order to overcome this problem, use of a video questionnaire in addition to taking a history may help.


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