Prevalence of Childhood Asthma among 3 – 6 years old Children, Udupi Taluk, Karnataka , India

Dhakar, Anar Singh and Kamath, Ramachandra and Pattanshetty, Sanjay and Mayya, Shreemathi S (2015) Prevalence of Childhood Asthma among 3 – 6 years old Children, Udupi Taluk, Karnataka , India. Global Journal of Medicine & Public Health||Home, 4 (6). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2277-9604

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Abstract

Aims and Objectives To findthe prevalence of asthma and associated factors for asthma among 3-6 years old children.Methods A community based cross-sectional study was conducted between February- July 2013inUdupiTaluk, Karnataka. Total of 337 participants were included in the study. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect the data fromparents and guardians of 3-6 years old children. Univariate and multivariate logistic methods were used to calculate adjusted and unadjusted odds ratio.Results Based on the symptoms reported, the prevalence of asthma in children was found to be 9.2% in this study. Family history of Asthma, monthly income and history of allergy were reported as significant (P<0.05) associated factors of asthma among 3-6 years children.Conclusions A continuous surveillance for identification of asthma related symptoms and associated risk factors among children through field level health workers would facilitate in early diagnosis and treatment of children with asthma in appropriate heal hcare facilities.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asthma; Preschool; Children; Prevalence
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Departments at MU > Statistics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 09:24
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 09:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146286

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