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Title: Prevalence of rhinitis-related symptoms in Latin American children - Results of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) phase three
Authors: Sole, Dirceu [UNIFESP]
Mallol, Javier
Camelo-Nunes, Ines C. [UNIFESP]
Wandalsen, Gustavo F. [UNIFESP]
Latin Amer ISAAC Study Grp
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ Santiago Chile
Keywords: rhinitis
allergic rhinitis
rhinoconjunctivitis
children
adolescents
International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood
questionnaire
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc, v. 21, n. 1, p. E127-E136, 2010.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of rhinitis-related symptoms among children living in different parts of Latin America (LA) considering all centers involved in ISAAC Phase Three (Ph3). 93,851 children (6-7 yr-old) from 35 centers in 14 LA countries and 165,917 adolescents (13-14 yr-old) from 56 centers in 17 LA countries were enrolled. the mean prevalence rate of current rhinoconjunctivitis was 12.7% and ranged from 5.5% in Rosario City (Argentina) to 21.2% in Caracas (Venezuela) for the schoolchildren. the mean prevalence rate of current rhinoconjunctivitis was 18.5% and ranged from 7.1% in Cuernavaca (Mexico) to 45.1% in Asuncion (Paraguay) for the adolescents. These indexes were among the higher observed during ISAAC Ph3. in general the prevalence of rhinitis-related symptoms was higher among the Spanish speaking centers. Environmental risk factors must be evaluated in order to explain the differences observed even in centers from the same country.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/32249
ISSN: 0905-6157
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1399-3038.2009.00947.x
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