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Prevalence, risk factors and underdiagnosis of asthma and wheezing in adults 40 years and older: A population-based study.

Authors
  • Gonzalez-Garcia, Mauricio
  • Caballero, Andres
  • Jaramillo, Claudia
  • Maldonado, Dario
  • Torres-Duque, Carlos A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Asthma
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Sep 30, 2015
Volume
52
Issue
8
Pages
823–830
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/02770903.2015.1010733
PMID: 25996179
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

We described the epidemiologic situation of asthma in adults 40 years and older in Colombia. In addition to some recognized risk factors, our data supports the association of indoor wood smoke and occupational exposures with asthma and wheezing. Underdiagnosis of asthma in adults was high, particularly in older subjects.

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