Category: Bronchial

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Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis in Africa Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies: Rates

Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis in Africa Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies: Rates

Rates Reported rates of observed morbidity in health services are of limited epidemiologic value because diagnostic criteria and complaints motivating clinic attendance and hospitalization are recorded according to varying methods and by persons with widely different qualifications; further, the development of health services varies considerably from country to country, as…

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Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis in Africa Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies: Asthma

Asthma Prevalence Surveys of the prevalence of asthma have been conducted in various population groups: national representative samples, general district population, school children, and young recruits. The most commonly used method was by questionnaire (BMRC, CECA, ATS questionnaires, or specific questionnaires adapted and translated for local use). These were completed…

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Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis in Africa Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies

Asthma and Chronic Bronchitis in Africa Evidence from Epidemiologic Studies

Nonspecific disorders, such as asthma and chronic bronchitis, are the most common and the most important chronic airways diseases (CAD). They are the major cause of chronic respiratory insufficiency in Africa as well as on other continents. Although clinicians diagnose each disease separately, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish one…