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dc.contributor.authorMallol, J*
dc.contributor.authorSolé, D*
dc.contributor.authorAsher, I*
dc.contributor.authorClayton, T*
dc.contributor.authorStein, R*
dc.contributor.authorSoto-Quiroz, M*
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-23T18:52:07Z
dc.date.available2019-05-23T18:52:07Z
dc.date.issued2000-12-01
dc.identifier.issn8755-6863
dc.identifier.pmid11109054
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10757/625755
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of respiratory symptoms indicative of asthma in children from Latin America has been largely ignored. As part of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), 17 centers in 9 different Latin American countries participated in the study, and data from 52,549 written questionnaires (WQ) in children aged 13-14 years and from 36,264 WQ in 6-7 year olds are described here. In children aged 13-14 years, the prevalence of asthma ever ranged from 5.5-28%, and the prevalence of wheezing in the last 12 months from 6.6-27%. In children aged 6-7 years, the prevalence of asthma ever ranged from 4.1-26.9%, and the prevalence of wheezing in the last 12 months ranged from 8.6-32.1%. The lower prevalence in centers with higher levels of atmospheric pollution suggests that chronic inhalation of polluted air in children does not contribute to asthma. Furthermore, the high figures for asthma in a region with a high level of gastrointestinal parasite infestation, and a high burden of acute respiratory infections occurring early in life, suggest that these factors, considered as protective in other regions, do not have the same effect in this region. The present study indicates that the prevalence of asthma and related symptoms in Latin America is as high and variable as described in industrialized or developed regions of the world.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0033663761&origin=resultslist&sort=plf-f&src=s&st1=Chiarella&st2=Pascual&nlo=1&nlr=20&nls=count-f&sid=c8f04a55e1825bc48245cd6be6b33301&sot=anl&sdt=aut&sl=39&s=AU-ID%28%22Chiarella%2c+Pascual%22+18436145400%29&relpos=11&citeCnt=120&searchTerm=en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccessen_US
dc.sourceUniversidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)es_PE
dc.sourceRepositorio Academico - UPCes_PE
dc.subjectAsthmaen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectISAACen_US
dc.subjectLatin Americaen_US
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenten_US
dc.subjectChilden_US
dc.subjectHealth Surveysen_US
dc.subjectHumansen_US
dc.subjectLatin Americaen_US
dc.subjectOdds Ratioen_US
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_US
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subjectRespiratory Soundsen_US
dc.titlePrevalence of asthma symptoms in Latin America: the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC).en_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen_US
dc.identifier.journalPediatric Pulmonologyen_US
dc.description.peerreviewRevisión por pareses_PE
dc.contributor.emailjmallol@lauca.usach.cles_PE
dc.source.journaltitlePediatric pulmonology
dc.source.volume30es_PE
dc.source.beginpage439-444es_PE
refterms.dateFOA2019-05-23T18:52:07Z
dc.identifier.isni0000 0001 2196 144X


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