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

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 04/09/2012

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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