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Prevalence of allergic diseases among Korean school-age children: a nationwide cross-sectional questionnaire study.

Authors
 Mina Suh  ;  Ho-Hyun Kim  ;  Myung Hyun Sohn  ;  Kyu-Earn Kim  ;  Changsoo Kim  ;  Dong Chun Shin 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE, Vol.26(3) : 332-338, 2011 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE 
ISSN
 1011-8934 
Issue Date
2011
MeSH
Child ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Eczema/epidemiology ; Exanthema/epidemiology ; Female ; Humans ; Hypersensitivity/epidemiology* ; Male ; Republic of Korea/epidemiology ; Respiratory Sounds ; Rural Population* ; Schools ; Sex Distribution ; Surveys and Questionnaires ; Urban Population*
Keywords
Asthma ; Allergy ; Prevalence ; Child
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to investigate the nationwide prevalence of childhood asthma, eczema and other allergic diseases in Korean school-age children (8-11 yr old) and to assess the difference between residential areas. Among 6,279 elementary schools, 427 schools were randomly selected according to residential area (metropolitan, provincial, rural, and industrial area) by the cluster sampling method. Parents of students completed a modified Korean version of a questionnaire formulated by the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC). Among 50,200 subjects, 31,026 (61.8%) responded, and 30,893 (99.6%) were analyzed. The 12-month prevalence of wheeze, flexural rash, and allergic rhinitis symptoms were 4.8%, 15.3%, and 32.9%, respectively. The prevalence of diagnosis of allergic diseases in boys was higher than that in girls, with the exception of eczema. In both boys and girls, the difference of the prevalence of allergic diseases among industrial, metropolitan and provincial areas was not statistically significant, but the differences between rural area and other areas were significant. Our results support the importance of contextual effect associated with residential area as causative agents of allergic diseases among Korean school-age children
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DOI
10.3346/jkms.2011.26.3.332
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Pediatrics (소아청소년과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Public Health (예방의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Kyu Earn(김규언)
Kim, Chang Soo(김창수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5940-5649
Kim, Ho Hyen(김호현)
Suh, Mi Na(서민아)
Sohn, Myung Hyun(손명현) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2478-487X
Shin, Dong Chun(신동천) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4252-2280
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/93514
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