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Asthma in New Zealand children. Br J Dis Chest (1987) 81: 332-340. 42. : International comparison of the prevalence of asthma symptoms and bronchial hyperresponsiveness. Am Rev Respir Dis (1988) 138: 524529. 43. Skarpaas IJK, Gulsvik A: Prevalence of bronchial asthma and respiratory symptoms in schoolchildren in Oslo. Allergy (1984) 40: 295-299. 44. Holmgren D, Aberg N, Lindberg U, Engstrom I: Childhood asthma in a rural community.

Early reports from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC), in which each centre or country used a standard protocol in 6-7 and 13-14-year-old children,"^^'"^^ not only suggest there are real differences between regions but also point to the likely underdiagnosis of asthma in many areas considered to have low prevalence rates. 2. ^^'^^ In Australia in 1969, 1 9 . ^^ In these and other early studies, parents of half to two-thirds of the children reporting wheeze denied their child had 'asthma'; hence a change in use of that label in subsequent years could greatly alter the prevalence of reported asthma with little change in the burden of disease.

International Consensus Report on Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, publication no. 92-3091, 1992, p. 1. 6. Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention. NHLBI/WHO Workshop Report March 1993. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, publication no. 95-3659,1995, p. 6. 7. Venables KM, Burge PS, Davison AG, Newman-Taylor AJ: Peak flow rate records in surveys: reproducibility of observers' reports.

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