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Burden of Childhood Asthma
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  • Copyright: ICES
  • Availability: Web and Print
  • Year: 2004

Burden of Childhood Asthma

To T, Dell S, Dick P, Cicutto L, Harris J, Tassoudji M, Duong-Hua M. May 2004

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness in North America. Although prevalence estimates derived from cross-sectional survey data are useful, they are less informative than estimates calculated from population-based longitudinal surveillance.

This report presents Canada's first longitudinal surveillance program implemented to examine the burden of asthma on Ontario's children and on the provincial health care system.

Keywords: Asthma Pediatric health Adolescent health

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