Asthma

  • Thomas L. Creer
  • Harry Kotses

Abstract

In 1985, it was estimated that over 78 million Americans—one third of the U.S. population—suffered a chronic respiratory disease, a categorization that included seven conditions ranging in severity from chronic sinusitis to chronic asthma and emphysema. Of these individuals, approximately 8 6 million were thought to be afflicted by asthma, including 2,380,671 children under the age of 15 (National Center for Health Statistics, 1985). The prevalence of reactive airway disorders, such as asthma, is now recognized as including approximately 7 of every 100 children under age 15 (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1985). These data, in turn, have influenced both morbidity and mortality aspects of the disorder.

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Childhood Asthma Peak Expiratory Flow Rate Psychosomatic Medicine American Review Peak Flow Rate 
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  • Thomas L. Creer
    • 1
  • Harry Kotses
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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