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Symposium on Asthma Disease Management: The Role of the Asthma Expert: A View from Mexico

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In Mexico, no effort has been made to estimate a nationwide prevalence rate of asthma. However, in the last 10 years several local studies have been carried out that analyze the same age cohort that have similar methodological features, enabling us to have a reference from which to look at childhood asthma prevalence in Mexico. Applying statistical analysis to all the surveys, we obtained a prevalence rate of childhood asthma of 11.85% with a confidence interval of 11.32% and 12.38%. We have data that let us know that the prevalence of asthma in México is increasing as in other countries. The comportment of asthma medication is changing very slowly, at least in the commercial market.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: September 1, 1999

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

    Articles marked "F" offer free full text for personal noncommercial use only.

    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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