Assessment of bronchial asthma among school children of urban area of Gujarat: A cross-sectional study


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Author Details : Kiran Prahladbhai Thakkar, Jayesh S. Panchiwala*

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 33-36

https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijirm.2021.007



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Abstract

Aim: Current research was performed to evaluate the prevalence and allied aspects of bronchial asthma amongst school children of urban region of Gujarat.
Methodology: Current research performed in the urban region of Gujarat, India. Least sample size was established to be 200 patients. A pretested and authenticated questionnaire was intended on the position of the International Study on Allergy and Asthma in childhood questionnaire.
Results: Out of 200 children, 32 had account of wheeze several time in the past. Nine out of 200 children had wheezing history in the past one year. Wheezing was significantly connected with allergic rhinitis, relatives, and maternal history of asthma.
Conclusions: Asthma amongst school children is a community health dilemma in urban area of Gujarat. Interference on revelation to passive smoking and stipulation of smoke passages may assist in the decrease of trouble of illness at the population level.

Keywords: Allergy, Asthma, School children, Smoking.


How to cite : Thakkar K P, Panchiwala J S, Assessment of bronchial asthma among school children of urban area of Gujarat: A cross-sectional study. IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med 2021;6(1):33-36


Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Indian J Immunol Respir Med. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)



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