Epidemiology of asthma.


Journal Article

The epidemiology of asthma is complex but essential in enhancing the understanding of a disease that affects millions of patients. Asthma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Asthma prevalence rates in the United States reached a plateau after 1998 with an estimated overall prevalence of 3.8% in 2003. Racial disparities exist and there are staggering differences in morbidity and mortality. The analysis of data collected from epidemiologic studies continues to be a critical part of enhancing the understanding of the pathophysiology of asthma, which will lead to improved patient outcomes.

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Cited Authors

  • Lugogo, NL; Kraft, M

Published Date

  • March 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 1 - v

PubMed ID

  • 16543048

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16543048

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8216

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0272-5231

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccm.2005.10.006


  • eng