Volume 5, Issue 4 (Winter 2002)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2002, 5(4): 79-83 | Back to browse issues page

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Zohal M A, Ehteshmi Afshar A, Zahmatkesh M, Lashary M. Prevalence of exercise induced Asthma among pupils and its relation with their parents’ smoking habits. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2002; 5 (4) :79-83
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Background: Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases, specially childhood. It is important to determine the causative factors and early diagnosis of this problem. Objective: To determine the relation between EIA among guidance school students and their parents’ smoking habits. Methods: Through a clustered sampling study, 707 students of guidance schools of Qazvin, filled a questionnaire about the history of Asthma and smoking habits in their family. All of them underwent PEF measurement by a peak flowmeter pre and post exercise. A decrease of 15% or more of PEF after exercise was regarded as a positive sign for diagnosis of ETA. Findings: According to the findings, clinical asthma was prevalent among 12 cases (1.7%) and EIA was prevalent among 98 cases (13.9%). There was a meaningful relationship between smoking habit of parents and prevalence of asthma among students (P=0.004). Conclusion: Parents with smoking habits should be warned against the development of ETA in their children
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