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Incidence of Exercise-Induced Asthma in One Elementary School Children.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1990;33(11):1557-1561.
Published online November 30, 1990.
Incidence of Exercise-Induced Asthma in One Elementary School Children.
Eung Won Park, Dong Uk Kim, Won Ho Choi, Kwang Woo Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Pohang Sunlin Hospital, Pohang, Korea
1개 국민학교 아동중 운동유발성 천식 환아의 빈도
박응원, 김동억, 최원호, 김광우
포항선린병원 소아과
Received: 15 May 1990   • Accepted: 24 July 1990
This study was conducted to find out the incidence of exercise-induced asthma in pediatric population at Pohang in Korea. We selected an elementary school near pohang. The total number of the elementary school children except who was ill at that time, was 631. They all took pulmonary function test with Wright’s Peak Flow Meter before and after exercise. The study was done from 21st to 30th May 1989. If the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) had decreased by 15% or more after the exercise loading test (the method of Free Running for 6 minutes), the result was considered as positive. There were 2 cases of exercise-induced asthma. Incidence of exercise-induced asthma was 0.3%.
Key Words: Exercise-induced asthma, Incidence

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