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Journal of Medical Sciences
Year: 2007  |  Volume: 7  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 1054 - 1056

Prevalence of Asthma among Schoolchildren in Gorgan, Iran by Questionnaire Surveys in 2006

S.M. Hedayatmofidi, A. Ahmadi, M.T. Badeleh, F. Bakhsha and H.R. Joshaghani    

Abstract: The aim of study to determine the prevalence of asthma in Gorgan. This cross-sectional study was carried out in randomly chosen public and non-profitable primary, guidance and high schools. Five hundred eighty copies of a standard questionnaire, which was randomly distributed among the students, were filled out by parents on behalf of their children. Six cases (1%) with triad asthma symptoms. Sixty five cases (11.2%) with cough 26 cases (4.5%) with tightness and 27 cases (4.7%) with wheezing, without they have caught cold. In all cases, 11.7% have at least one asthma symptoms. There was no significant relationship between asthma and age, sex and ethnic. As the results reveal the rate of asthma in Gorgan is high (11.7%) and it is important that people get educated to fight against asthma.

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