Original Research Paper
Study Of Prevalence Of Asthma In School Children In Pune And Its Relation With Family History Of Asthma And Allergic Disorders
Objective: To determine prevalence of asthma in Pune and its relation to family history of allergic disease. Study Design: Cross-sectional study in two schools of Pune. Method: International Study of Asthma and Allergy in Childhood (ISAAC) based questionnaire was administered to 815 parents of students of 2 selected schools between ages of 5-15 years. Responses were analyzed and children with history suggestive of asthma were examined, investigated at a tertiary teaching hospital. Results: prevalence of asthma was 6.13%. Prevalence in males was 6.36% and in females was 8.05% (p= 0.639). Prevalence in English medium school was 7.36% as compared to Marathi medium school of 3.8%. Family history of asthma and allergic disease had strong association with asthma. PEFR at time of enrolment was decreased in many children irrespective of symptoms. Conclusion: Prevalence of asthma was 6.13%. Family history is strong determinant of asthma.
Keywords :Asthma Prevalence Family History PEFR Correlation.
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STUDY OF PREVALENCE OF ASTHMA IN SCHOOL CHILDREN IN PUNE AND ITS RELATION WITH FAMILY HISTORY OF ASTHMA AND ALLERGIC DISORDERS, Sampada Tambolkar, Ambrish Mishra, Manojkumar Patil, Shradha Salunkhe, Sharad Agarkhedkar, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-5 | Issue-1 | January-2021
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