Epidemiology of asthma

Br J Hosp Med. 1992 Jan 23-Feb 4;47(2):99-104.

Abstract

Asthma remains an important cause of distress and disability for patients of all ages and may be increasing in severity. Mortality is low in children but increases steeply with age where it is associated with chronic obstructive lung disease. The causes of asthma are poorly understood.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Asthma / epidemiology*
  • Asthma / etiology
  • Asthma / mortality
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors