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Prevalence of Pediatric Asthma Risk in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Authors:

Wendy W. Sun ,

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
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Lipi Gupta,

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
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BA
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Andrew E. Andreae,

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
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Kristin Romutis,

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
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Allison M. Borda,

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
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Priya Sabu,

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
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Sean McKenna,

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
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Mark Ryan

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA
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Abstract

Background

Early detection and treatment of pediatric asthma could reduce morbidity and lessen burden on society. Currently there is no known research on the prevalence of pediatric asthma in the Dominican Republic (DR) and no known asthma risk assessment tool for one-time encounters in a fast-paced clinic.

Objectives

To pilot a streamlined version of previously validated screening tools to estimate the prevalence of pediatric asthma risk in Santo Domingo Norte, DR.

Methods

A combined asthma questionnaire and clinical assessment tool was developed and administered to patients aged 2-12 years.

Findings

We found that 25.7% of the 74 study participants were categorized as probable asthma, 21.6% were at high risk for asthma, 14.9% elevated risk, and 37.8% not at risk.

Conclusion

If the prevalence of 25.7% is representative of the DR as a whole, the DR would have one of the highest national rates in Latin America. The study assessment tool was convenient to use, but tool validation is needed.

How to Cite: Sun, W.W., Gupta, L., Andreae, A.E., Romutis, K., Borda, A.M., Sabu, P., McKenna, S. and Ryan, M., 2017. Prevalence of Pediatric Asthma Risk in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Annals of Global Health, 83(2), pp.293–299. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2016.12.002
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Published on 12 Jun 2017.
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