International patterns of the prevalence of pediatric asthma the ISAAC program

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2003 Jun;50(3):539-53. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(03)00050-6.


Like so much research, the findings from the ISAAC program have raised more questions than they have answered. Despite their limitations, the ISAAC findings provide the basis for further studies to investigate factors that potentially contribute to these international patterns and may lead to novel public health and pharmacologic intervention strategies that reduce the prevalence and severity of asthma worldwide.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / epidemiology*
  • Child
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation*
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors