Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1964;7(5):193-195.
Published online December 31, 1964.
The Prevalence of Allergic Diseases among Korean children
Junghun Choi, Syng Man Cha
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine Kyungpook University.korea
韓國小兒의 Allergy 性疾患의 發生率
崔正憲, 車承萬
慶北大學校 醫科大學 小兒科敎室
Abstract
The present study is a prevalence survey of major allergic diseases such as asthma, eczema, and urticaria. The survey was conducted among 962 adults and 1050 children of families who visited our out-patient department. The allergic informations were directly obtained in conversation with the parent when the family history was taken. The results are as follows: 1.The prevalence of major allergic diseases is 16.4% among adults and 23.5% among children. 2.Among children, urticaria is the most common allergy with 13.3%; and eczema 9.1%, and asthma and asthmatic bronchitis 3.2% respectively. 3.Among allergic children we find their allergic family history in 72. 8% of cases.




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