Epidemiology of Bronchial Asthma

  • D. Charpin
  • J. Charpin


The epidemiological study of asthma includes:
  • Descriptive epidemiology, i.e., mortality and morbidity in relation to asthma and disease distribution according to some personal characteristics.

  • Analytic epidemiology in search of risk factors. Etiology being described in another chapter of this book, we will consider, among extrinsic risk factors, air pollution, allergens, meteorological conditions, and among intrinsic factors, atopy and hyperreactivity.

  • Experimental epidemiology, i.e., preventive and therapeutic interventions which are dealt with in another chapter of this book.


Allergic Rhinitis Allergy Clin Immunol Pollen Count Asthmatic Subject Asthma Prevalence 
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