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The prevalence of bronchial asthma among high school pupils in Holon (Israel)

The prevalence of bronchial asthma among high school pupils in Holon (Israel)

Journal of Tropical Pediatrics 37(4): 176-178

Three-thousand-and fifty-one high school pupils aged between 14 and 18 years were examined in the Holon area (central Israel), during the years 1985-1989. Four-hundred-and fifty-eight had previous recurrent episodes of wheezing (15.01 .+-. 2.4 per cent). Two-hundred-and-seventy-five adolescents had suffered from bronchospasm crisis over the last 12 months (9 .+-. 0.80 per cent) and were diagnosed as active asthmatics.

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PMID: 1960774

DOI: 10.1093/tropej/37.4.176

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