Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Anand, Dr. Preetha


Dr. Sanjay D. Gabhale; Dr. Preetha Anand; Dr. Rahul VC Tiwari; Dr. Heena Tiwari; Dr.Savitri Ranjeri; Dr. Abhinav Vilas Lambe

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 6606-6612

Aim: Purpose of our research is to establish the increased incidence of asthma with adolescent age group
Methodology: A cross-sectional, school-based study carried out amongst 1200 children. In
our study, we took into consideration about various demographic patterns like lifestyle
patterns, health issues, as well a comparison between asthmatics and non- asthmatics.
Comparison between the two groups was done by analysing data using Statistical Analysis
Software 25.0.
Results: Among a final sample of 1198 participants, the prevalence of self-reported asthma
was found to be 8.2%. Various characteristics were found significantly different between
the 2 groups including the gender, the weight and dietary patterns. Self –reported
asthmatic were more likely to be males, overweight or obese.
Conclusion: Asthma disease remains prevalent among adolescents and requires higher
awareness and better guidance for its prevention and treatment. Further efforts should
focus on health promotion and as well as improved quality of life so as to prevent this
chronic disease.