The 2002-2007 trends of prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and eczema in Irish schoolchildren
Pediatric Allergy and Immunology,
Duggan EM et al. – 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.