School-based asthma case finding

The arkansas experience

Perla Vargas, James S. Magee, Margo Bushmiaer, Pippa M. Simpson, Craig A. Jones, Charles R. Feild, Stacie M. Jones

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Abstract

This population-based case-finding study sought to determine asthma prevalence and characterize disease severity and burden among school-aged children in the Little Rock School District. Asthma cases were identified by validated algorithm and parental report of asthma diagnosis. The overall response rate was low. Among schools with greater than 50% response rate, prevalence of physician-diagnosed asthma was comparable to other studies in public school settings. Prevalence of symptoms in cases identified as current is suggestive of poor asthma control. Improved systems for case identification of children with asthma are needed in schools. Efforts should focus on strategies to improve asthma control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of School Health
Volume76
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Vargas, P., Magee, J. S., Bushmiaer, M., Simpson, P. M., Jones, C. A., Feild, C. R., & Jones, S. M. (2006). School-based asthma case finding: The arkansas experience. Journal of School Health, 76(6), 223-226. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1746-1561.2006.00101.x

School-based asthma case finding : The arkansas experience. / Vargas, Perla; Magee, James S.; Bushmiaer, Margo; Simpson, Pippa M.; Jones, Craig A.; Feild, Charles R.; Jones, Stacie M.

In: Journal of School Health, Vol. 76, No. 6, 08.2006, p. 223-226.

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Vargas, P, Magee, JS, Bushmiaer, M, Simpson, PM, Jones, CA, Feild, CR & Jones, SM 2006, 'School-based asthma case finding: The arkansas experience', Journal of School Health, vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 223-226. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1746-1561.2006.00101.x
Vargas, Perla ; Magee, James S. ; Bushmiaer, Margo ; Simpson, Pippa M. ; Jones, Craig A. ; Feild, Charles R. ; Jones, Stacie M. / School-based asthma case finding : The arkansas experience. In: Journal of School Health. 2006 ; Vol. 76, No. 6. pp. 223-226.
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