Epidemiology of asthma: the year in review.

Hartert TV, Peebles RS
Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2000 6 (1): 4-9

PMID: 10608418 · DOI:10.1097/00063198-200001000-00002

Asthma is a worldwide problem, with more than 17 million persons in the United States estimated to have asthma, and there is evidence that the prevalence is increasing. This article reviews the latest epidemiologic evidence for an increase in asthma prevalence and morbidity, and the evidence that environment plays a significant role in this disease. This review focuses on five specific areas: prevalence, incidence, natural history, environmental factors, and morbidity and mortality.

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Adolescent Adult Aged Air Pollution Asthma Child Child, Preschool Female Global Health Hospitalization Humans Incidence Male Middle Aged Prevalence United States

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