Advertisement

Epidemiology of Bronchial Asthma

  • D. Charpin
  • J. Charpin

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Allergic Rhinitis Allergy Clin Immunol Pollen Count Asthmatic Subject Asthma Prevalence 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Bouhuys A, Beck GJ, Schoenberg JB (1978) Do present levels of air pollution outdoors affect respiratory health? Nature 276:466471Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bregevin B (1976) Poussières de céréales responsables d’asthmes bronchiques dans les populations urbaines. In: Gervais P (ed) Asthme, allergie respiratoire et environnement socio-écologique. Congrès International du Mont-Dore, 29–31 Mai 1975. Imprimeca, Ussel, pp 151–158Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Broder I, Barlow PP, Horton RJ (1962) The epidemiology of asthma and hay fever in a total community, Tecumseh, Michigan. J Allergy 33:524–531PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Charpin J, Arnaud A (1971) Facteurs génétiques dans l’ asthme et les maladies respiratoires. Poumon Coeur 27: 111–119PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Charpin J, Zafiropoulo A (1959) Allergie respiratoire au ricin dans la région de Marseille. Acta Allergologica 14: 150PubMedGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Citron KM, Pepys J (1964) An investigation of asthma amongst the Tristan da Cunha islanders. Br J Dis Chest 58:119–123PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Cohen A, Bromberg S, Buechley RW, Heiderscheit LT, Shy CM (1972) Asthma and air pollution from a coal-fueled power plant. Am J Public Health 62:1181–1188PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Comstock GW, Stone RW, Sakai Y, Matsuya T, Tonascia JA (1973) Respiratory findings and urban living. Arch Environ Health 27:143–150PubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Davies RJ (1973) Correlation between hay fever symptoms and pollen counts. Bull Ecol Res Comm 18:161–167Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Dor PJ, Arnaud A, Barre A, Charpin J (1980) Prévalence des symptômes respiratoires en relation avec l’asthme dans une population d’adultes jeunes. Rev Fr Allergol 20: 79–82Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Edfors-Lubs ML (1971) Allergy in 7000 twin pairs. Acta Allergologica 26:249–285PubMedGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Fergusson DM, Horwood LJ, Shannon FT (1983) Parental asthma, parental eczema and asthma and eczema in early childhood. J Chronic Dis 36:517–524PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Ferris BG (1978) Epidemiology Standardization Project. Am Rev Respir Dis 118:1120Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Gregg I (1977) Epidemiology. In: Clark TJH, Godfrey S (eds) Asthma. Chapman and Hall, LondonGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Hagy GW, Settipane GA (1976) Risk factors for developing asthma and allergic rhinitis. A 7-year follow-up study of college students. J Allergy Clin Immunol 58:330–336PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Hamburger RN, Lenoir N, Groshong TE, Miller JR, Wallace W, Orgel HA (1973) Development of IgE and allergy during the first year of life: preliminary data. J Allergy Clin Immunol 51:129CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Helsing KJ, Comstock GW, Speizer FE, Ferris BG, Lebowitz MD, Tockman MS, Burrows B (1979) Comparison for three standardized questionnaires on respiratory symptoms. Am Rev Respir Dis 120:1221–1231PubMedGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Hendrick DJ, Davies RJ, d’Souza MF, Pepys J (1975) An analysis of skin prick test reactions in 656 asthmatic patients. Thorax 30:2–8PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Henriksen SD, Oeding P (1946) Medical survey of Tristan da Cunha. In: Christophersen E (ed) Results of the Norwegian Expedition to Tristan Da Cunha 1937–38. Dybwad, Oslo,p61Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Higgins MW, Keller JB, Metzner HL (1977) Smoking, socio-economic status and chronic respiratory disease. Am Rev Respir Dis 116: 403–410PubMedGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Huber TE, Joseph SW, Knoblock E, Redfearn PL, Karakawa JA (1954) New environmental respiratory disease (Yokohama asthma): preliminary report. Arch Industr Health 10:339–408Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    Jackson RT, Beaglehole R, Rea HH, Sutherland DC (1982) Mortality from asthma: a new epidemic in New Zealand. Br Med J 285: 771–774CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Kjellman NIM (1976) Predictive value of high IgE levels in children. Acta Paediatr Scand 65:465–471PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. 24.
    Kurata JH, Glovsky MM, Newcomb RL, Easton JG (1976) A multifactorial study of patients with asthma. 2. Air pollution, animal dander and asthma symptoms. Ann Allergy 37:398–409PubMedGoogle Scholar
  25. 25.
    Lebowitz MD, Burrows B (1975) Tucson epidemiologic study of obstructive lung disease. II. Effects of in-migration factors on the prevalence of obstructive lung disease. Am J Epidemiol 102: 153–163PubMedGoogle Scholar
  26. 26.
    Lebowitz MD, Burrows B (1976) Comparison of questionnaires: the BMRC and NHLI respiratory questionnaires and a new self-completion questionnaire. Am Rev Respir Dis 113:627–635PubMedGoogle Scholar
  27. 27.
    Lee DA, Winslow NR, Speight ANP, Hey EN (1983) Prevalence and spectrum of asthma in childhood. Br Med J 286:1256–1258CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. 28.
    Leeder SR, Corkhill RT, Irwig LM, Holland WW, Colley JRT (1976) Influence of family factors on asthma and wheezing during the first five years of life. Br J Prey Med 30: 213–218Google Scholar
  29. 29.
    Maternowski CJ, Mathews KP (1962) The prevalence of ragweed pollinosis in foreign and native students at a Midwestern University and its implications for determining the inheritance of atopy. J Allergy 33:130140Google Scholar
  30. 30.
    McFadden ER, Ingram RH (1984) Pathogenesis of asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 73:413–424PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. 31.
    Michel FB, Bousquet J, Greillier P, Robinet-Levy M, Coulomb Y (1980) Comparison of cord blood immunoglobulin E concentrations and maternal allergy for the prediction of atopic diseases in infancy. J Allergy Clin Immunol 65: 422–430Google Scholar
  32. 32.
    Montgomery Smith J (1974) Incidence of atopic disease. Med Clin North Am 58:3–24Google Scholar
  33. 33.
    Morrison-Smith J (1976) The prevalence of asthma and wheezing in children. Br J Dis Chest 70:73–77CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. 34.
    Morrison-Smith J, Springett VH (1979) Atopic disease and month of birth. Clin Allergy 9:153–157CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. 35.
    Peat JK, Woolcock AJ, Leeder SR, Blackburn CR (1980) Asthma and bronchitis in Sydney schoolchildren. II. The effect of social factors and smoking on prevalence. Am J Epidemiol 111:728–735Google Scholar
  36. 36.
    Rackemann FM (1952) Asthma in children: a follow-up of 688 patients after an interval of twenty years. N Engl J Med 246:815–823PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. 37.
    Salvaggio J, Hasselblad V, Seabury J, Heiderscheit LT (1970) New-Orleans asthma. II. Relationship of climatologie and seasonal factors to outbreaks. J Allergy 45:257–265PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. 38.
    Schachter EN, Doyle CA, Beck GJ (1984) A prospective study of asthma in a rural community. Chest 85:623–630PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  39. 39.
    Sibbald B, Turner-Warwick M (1979) Factors influencing the prevalence of asthma among first degree relatives of extrinsic and cours d’une cure d’altitude à Briançon chez intrinsic asthmatics. Thorax 34:332–337PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. 40.
    Speizer FE, Doll R (1968) A century of asthma deaths in young people. Br Med J 285: 771–774Google Scholar
  41. 41.
    Teissier JF, Patois E, Lellouch J (1983) Pollution atmosphérique et affections pul-tude monaires. Résultats de l’Enquête Nationale Française. Communication présentée à la Conférence Internationale sur l’Environnement et les Maladies Respiratoires, Taormina, 22–27 Mars 1983Google Scholar
  42. 42.
    Tromp SW (1968) Influence of weather and climate on asthma and bronchitis. Rev Al-lergy 22:1027–1044Google Scholar
  43. 43.
    Vervloet D, Bongrand P, Arnaud A, Boutin C, Charpin J (1979) Données objectives cliniques et immunologiques observées au cours dune cure daltitude a Bruancon chez des enfants asthmatiques allergiques a la poussiere de maison et a Dermatophagoides.Rev Fr Mal Respir 7:19–27PubMedGoogle Scholar
  44. 44.
    Vervloet D, Penaud A, Razzouk H, Senft M, Arnaud A, Boutin C, Charpin J (1982) Altitude and house dust mites. J Allergy Clin Immunol 69:290–296PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. 45.
    Weiss ST, Taeger IB, Weiss JW et al (1984) Am Rev Respir Dis 127:898–902Google Scholar
  46. 46.
    Williams H, McNicol KN (1969) Prevalence, natural history and relationship of wheezy bronchitis and asthma in children. Br Med J 4:321–325PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. 47.
    Woolcock AJ, Blackburn CRB(1967) Chronic lung disease in the territory of Papua and New Guinea: An epidemiologic study. Aust Ann Med 16:11–28Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Charpin
  • J. Charpin

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations