Asthma prevalence in adults: good news?

Weiland, S. K.; Pearce, N.
August 2004
Thorax;Aug2004, Vol. 59 Issue 8, p637
Academic Journal
The article discusses asthma prevalence in adults. In this issue of the journal "Thorax," researcher S. Chinn and colleagues report the findings of phase II of the European Community Respiratory Health Survey which involved following more than 11,000 randomly selected adults for a period of 5-11 years. The investigators used the same standardized questionnaires at the start and end of the observation period, asking about the occurrence and severity of respiratory symptoms in the 12 months before the survey. The study is unique because of its international approach which included 29 study centres from 14 countries.


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