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Asthma prevalence among US elderly by age groups: age still matters.

Authors
  • Oraka, Emeka
  • Kim, Huyi Jin Elizabeth
  • King, Michael E
  • Callahan, David B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Asthma
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
July 2012
Volume
49
Issue
6
Pages
593–599
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2012.684252
PMID: 22765313
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Asthma continues to affect a substantial proportion of the US elderly population. Increased diagnosis of COPD may overshadow correct diagnosis and treatment in populations with advancing age. Treatment guidelines should focus on preventable risk behaviors to increase the quality of life within this population.

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