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ASTHMA IN 0—14-YEAR OLD CHILDREN IN TWO URBAN DISTRICTS OF QINGDAO:AN EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEY
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Pages: 355-358
Year: Issue:  3
Journal: Acta Aacademiae Medical Qingdao Universitatis

Keyword:  asthmachildepidemiologyprevalence;
Abstract: Objective To investigate the prevalence,occurrence regularity and influential factors of asthma in children of0-14 years of age in Laoshan and Shinan districts of Qingdao. Methods Employing cluster sampling method,0—14-year old children in some kindergartens,schools and communities of Laoshan and Shinan districts were selected to serve as investigation objects.A questionnaire was sent to their parents to find suspected cases and then confirmed by pediatricians through medical history and physical examination.All of the data obtained were analyzed using SPSS software. Results The actual number of survey was 10 082 cases from Lanshan district,and 10 821 cases from Shinan district.The final diagnosis of asthma-including cough variant asthma and suspected asthma-was 372(3.69%)and 385(3.56%)in Laoshan and Shinan districts,the difference in prevalence between the two districts was not significant,being 3.69%vs.3.56%,respectively(P>0.05).The gender,age and season were associated with the onset of asthma,respiratory tract infection being the most common cause of the disease.Sneezing and runny nose were signs commonly seen in the beginning.In the process of the disease,the proportion of children,in Laoshan and Shinan,treated with standardized inhaled glucocorticoids therapy was 46.0% and 48.3%,respectively.Sick children brought different degree of economic loss to their families,and their learning situation was affected. Conclusion There are no significant difference in pre-valence,occurrence regularity and influential factors in 0-14-year-old children with asthma in two districts of Qingdao.
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