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Article: Trends in childhood asthma hospitalisation in three Asia Pacific countries

TitleTrends in childhood asthma hospitalisation in three Asia Pacific countries
Authors
KeywordsAsthma
Child
Hospitalisation
Childhood disease
Asia
Issue Date2011
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JPC
Citation
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2011, v. 47 n. 10, p. 723-727 How to Cite?
AbstractAIM: The study aims to examine recent childhood asthma hospitalisation rates in the Asia Pacific countries of Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. On the background of reported decline in many countries with high asthma prevalence during late 1990s. METHODS: Annual asthma hospitalisation (ICD9-CM: 493 or ICD10-AM: J45-46)* and population data from 1994 to 2008, of children aged 0-14 years old, were obtained from the Australian National Hospital Morbidity Database, from the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong and from the Ministry of Health in Singapore. Data were stratified in two age groups: 0-4 and 5-14 years old, and also in different periods of calendar years. Time-series regression analyses were used to examine temporal trends. Diagnostic transfer was addressed by examining bronchitis hospitalisations. RESULTS: Significant decreases of up to 6.5% per annum in childhood asthma hospitalisation rates were found over the study period. However, the latter half of the study period showed increases in hospitalisation rates in all countries studied. No evidence of diagnostic transfer was found. CONCLUSION: Although there has been a decrease in childhood asthma hospitalisation rates since the 1990s, a modest increase was observed from 2003 to 2008. Ongoing monitoring is required.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143380
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dc.contributor.authorChua, KLen_US
dc.contributor.authorMa, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrescott, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorHo, MHKen_US
dc.contributor.authorNg, DKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLee, BWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-24T10:04:34Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-24T10:04:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2011, v. 47 n. 10, p. 723-727en_US
dc.identifier.issn1034-4810-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143380-
dc.description.abstractAIM: The study aims to examine recent childhood asthma hospitalisation rates in the Asia Pacific countries of Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. On the background of reported decline in many countries with high asthma prevalence during late 1990s. METHODS: Annual asthma hospitalisation (ICD9-CM: 493 or ICD10-AM: J45-46)* and population data from 1994 to 2008, of children aged 0-14 years old, were obtained from the Australian National Hospital Morbidity Database, from the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong and from the Ministry of Health in Singapore. Data were stratified in two age groups: 0-4 and 5-14 years old, and also in different periods of calendar years. Time-series regression analyses were used to examine temporal trends. Diagnostic transfer was addressed by examining bronchitis hospitalisations. RESULTS: Significant decreases of up to 6.5% per annum in childhood asthma hospitalisation rates were found over the study period. However, the latter half of the study period showed increases in hospitalisation rates in all countries studied. No evidence of diagnostic transfer was found. CONCLUSION: Although there has been a decrease in childhood asthma hospitalisation rates since the 1990s, a modest increase was observed from 2003 to 2008. Ongoing monitoring is required.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JPC-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Paediatrics and Child Healthen_US
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com-
dc.subjectAsthma-
dc.subjectChild-
dc.subjectHospitalisation-
dc.subjectChildhood disease-
dc.subjectAsia-
dc.titleTrends in childhood asthma hospitalisation in three Asia Pacific countriesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailHo, MHK: marcoho@hku.hken_US
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1440-1754.2011.02040.x-
dc.identifier.pmid21999445-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-80054806704-
dc.identifier.hkuros197763en_US
dc.identifier.volume47en_US
dc.identifier.issue10-
dc.identifier.spage723en_US
dc.identifier.epage727en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000297027600010-

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