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Title: Prevalence of asthma and rhinitis symptoms among children living in Coimbra, Portugal.
Other Titles: Prevalência dos sintomas de asma e rinite nas crianças a viver em Coimbra, Portugal.
Authors: Muc, Magdalena 
Mota-Pinto, Anabela 
Padez, Cristina 
Keywords: Asma; Rinite
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2015
Serial title, monograph or event: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
Volume: 20
Issue: 4
Abstract: Asthma is the most common chronic disease in pediatrics.Most data on the prevalence of childhood allergic diseasescome from the International Study of Asthma and Allergiesin Childhood (ISAAC) phase II held in 1995 and phase III from2002. ISAAC created a methodology for studying two agegroups 6---7 and 13---14 years old.1In 2002, according to thedata gathered in the phase III of ISAAC, the prevalence ofasthma among Portuguese children from 6 to 7 years old was9.4%, 29.1% for rhinitis and 28.1% for wheezing.2In the last decade, little information on the prevalenceof childhood asthma and rhinitis in Portugal has been docu-mented, and to the best of our knowledge, none in Coimbra.In 2002, 5 centers from 5 Portuguese cities joined the ISAACproject: Lisbon, Oporto, Coimbra, Portimão and Funchal.The Coimbra research center only studied 13---14 years oldadolescents.2The district of Coimbra, with a total area of 3974 km2,is located in central Portugal and has 434,311 inhabitants.Coimbra is the biggest city in the central region, and the 6thlargest in Portugal.
DOI: 10.1016/j.rppneu.2013.08.002
Rights: openAccess
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