Journal article

Respiratory health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the Australian Capital Territory.

NJ Glasgow, EA Goodchild, R Yates, A-L Ponsonby

J Paediatr Child Health | Published : 2003

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To measure the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and atopic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (indigenous) and non-indigenous children in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). METHODS: A two-stage questionnaire survey of children in the ACT with stage two completed for children identified by parents as having respiratory symptoms or asthma in the first stage cross-sectional survey. Participants in the study were: (i) all new entrant primary schoolchildren aged 4-6 years in 1999, 2000 and 2001, 217 being indigenous children and 10 604 being non-indigenous children (80% of eligible); and (ii) Year 1-6 primary schoolchildren in 2000, with 216 being indigenous child..

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