Asthma diagnosis among children along an urban-rural gradient
What is it about?
Most childhood asthma studies showed evidence of lower asthma prevalence in children living in rural compared to urban areas. Reasons for these difference are unknown but environmental factors have mostly been implicated without investigation of potential diagnostic explanations.
Why is it important?
Using a combination of symptom history, objective lung function assessments, and exercise challenge testing, this study provides evidence that the often reported lower prevalence of asthma in rural compared to urban areas may be due, in part, to asthma under-diagnosis in rural areas.
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