The Rising Prevalence of Asthma in Young Melbourne Adults is Associated with Improvement in Treatment.
K Woods, H Walters, undefined Wharton, N Watson, undefined Abramson
Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology | Elsevier | Published : 2001
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a common source of morbidity and is now recognized as a national health priority in Australia. Although a number of epidemiologic studies have been conducted in Australia to determine the prevalence of asthma in adults, it is unclear whether the prevalence is changing. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence in 1998 of self-reported asthma and respiratory symptoms among young adults and changes in prevalence between 1990 and 1999. METHODS: Cross-sectional postal survey to 4,455 young adults (aged 20 to 44 years) randomly selected from the electoral rolls of the inner southeastern suburbs of metropolitan Melbourne. The survey instrument was the validated European Communi..View full abstract