Indian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10--14

The rising trend of asthma prevalence in urban school children of Jaipur: A questionnaire based study


Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Jyoti Patodia, Pawan Chaudhary, Munish Kakkar 
 Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jyoti Patodia
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India

Objective: The objective of this study is to assess the current prevalence of asthma and other allergies in urban school children of Jaipur and further to assess the increasing trend. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 2925 urban school children (5–15 years) of Jaipur using a modified school-based-allergy and asthma screening questionnaire. Results: Among 2925 children screened, 24% (702) were labeled as probable asthmatics of which 18.2% (532) were diagnosed to have asthma, and only 6.2% had previously diagnosed asthma by physician. Conclusion: The current prevalence of asthma is 18.2% which is on a rapidly rising trend and despite its high prevalence; the disease still remains highly underdiagnosed in children.


How to cite this article:
Gupta MK, Patodia J, Chaudhary P, Kakkar M. The rising trend of asthma prevalence in urban school children of Jaipur: A questionnaire based study.Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol 2018;32:10-14


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Gupta MK, Patodia J, Chaudhary P, Kakkar M. The rising trend of asthma prevalence in urban school children of Jaipur: A questionnaire based study. Indian J Allergy Asthma Immunol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Sep 20 ];32:10-14
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