Descriptive epidemiology of asthma in Trinidad, West Indies

Michele Anne Monteil, S. Juman, R. Hassanally, K. P. Williams, L. Pierre, M. Rahaman, H. Singh, A. Trinidade

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Abstract

This cross-sectional study documents the demographic features of asthmatics seeking acute asthma care at four institutions on the island of Trinidad from January 1 to December 31, 1997. More than 15,000 (15,035) different patients made 27,353 visits during the study period. Pediatric and adolescent male patients outnumbered females, but this was reversed in patients aged 20-69 years. Frequency of visits per patient ranged from 1 to 242. Significant variation in monthly admissions was observed; admission rates were highest in the last quarter of the year but were lowest in July and August. The overall crude prevalence rate was estimated at 1.71 per 100 (range 1.16-2.34).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-684
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Trinidad and Tobago
West Indies
Epidemiology
Asthma
Islands
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography
Pediatrics

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Caribbean
  • Demographics
  • Epidemiology
  • Lesser-developed country
  • Tropics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Monteil, M. A., Juman, S., Hassanally, R., Williams, K. P., Pierre, L., Rahaman, M., ... Trinidade, A. (2000). Descriptive epidemiology of asthma in Trinidad, West Indies. Journal of Asthma, 37(8), 677-684. https://doi.org/10.3109/02770900009087306

Descriptive epidemiology of asthma in Trinidad, West Indies. / Monteil, Michele Anne; Juman, S.; Hassanally, R.; Williams, K. P.; Pierre, L.; Rahaman, M.; Singh, H.; Trinidade, A.

In: Journal of Asthma, Vol. 37, No. 8, 01.01.2000, p. 677-684.

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Monteil, MA, Juman, S, Hassanally, R, Williams, KP, Pierre, L, Rahaman, M, Singh, H & Trinidade, A 2000, 'Descriptive epidemiology of asthma in Trinidad, West Indies', Journal of Asthma, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 677-684. https://doi.org/10.3109/02770900009087306
Monteil MA, Juman S, Hassanally R, Williams KP, Pierre L, Rahaman M et al. Descriptive epidemiology of asthma in Trinidad, West Indies. Journal of Asthma. 2000 Jan 1;37(8):677-684. https://doi.org/10.3109/02770900009087306
Monteil, Michele Anne ; Juman, S. ; Hassanally, R. ; Williams, K. P. ; Pierre, L. ; Rahaman, M. ; Singh, H. ; Trinidade, A. / Descriptive epidemiology of asthma in Trinidad, West Indies. In: Journal of Asthma. 2000 ; Vol. 37, No. 8. pp. 677-684.
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