Trends in adolescent asthma in Israel

Mohammed Morad, Isack Kandel, Liora Birnbaum, Joav Merrick

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    There has been observed a worldwide increase in childhood asthma and this short communication reviews current research on adolescent asthma in Israel. Several studies have found an overall asthma prevalence of 7.8% for Jewish children, 4.9% for Arab children and 3.7% for the total population, while 7.8% was found in Bedouin children in the south of Israel. For the 1980-1997 period for the 5-34 year age group the AMR (asthma mortality rate) per 100,000 was found to be 0.226 with no significant difference between Jews and Arabs. This is a decrease as a result of increase in the use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and a better anti-inflamatory treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)187-189
    Number of pages3
    JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004


    • Asthma
    • Asthma mortality rate
    • Israel
    • Prevalence
    • Social aspects

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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