The 2002-2007 trends of prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in Irish schoolchildren

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology,

The prevalence of asthma in 6–9yr old Cork schoolchildren remained static between 2002 and 2007; however, rhino–conjunctivitis and eczema have become increasingly prevalent. Co–morbidity of allergic conditions continues to pose a considerable health burden in this young population. The authors also demonstrated an alteration in the sex–specific profile of current asthma and lifetime allergic rhinitis towards equalization in distribution.

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