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Med Interne. 1977 Jan-Mar;15(1):35-40.

Study of the incidence and prevalence of children bronchial asthma in a Romanian town.


The incidence of bronchial asthma was investigated in a population of 4,486 schoolchildren aged 6 to 14 years from Rîmnicu Vîlcea, a Romanian town in the meridional sub-Carpathian zone of the country. The incidence of "probable asthma" was found to be 2.45% and that of confirmed asthma 1.62%. These percentages are among the highest ever encountered in Romania, in both children and adults. A family history of atopy was observed in 42.3% of the children and of asthma in 28.7%. Such big figures have never been found in adults in Romania.

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