Study states lifetime risk of asthma is 1 in 3, another study questions that result

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for February 16, 2010

Source:

1 in 3 chance of developing asthma: study

Reference:

What Is the Lifetime Risk of Physician-diagnosed Asthma in Ontario, Canada?

Comment:

This study depended on accurate diagnoses of asthma. However, it was unable to assess whether these patients indeed did have the disease. A study published in the CMAJ in 2008 concluded that 30 per cent of asthma diagnoses were incorrect.

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