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Table 6 Summary table of asthma studies in the elderly

From: A population-based study of asthma, quality of life, and occupation among elderly Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites: a cross-sectional investigation

Reference (Year) Country Type of Study Age Group Final Sample Size (Response Rate-%) Outcome Prevalence (95%CI)
Hardie et al [25] (2005) Norway Cross-Sectional Survey 70 years and older 1649 (56%) Current Asthma All: 8.0% (6.5–9.5)
Men: 8.1% (6.0–10.2)
Women: 8.0% (5.9–10.0)
      Wheezing All: 7.7 (6.3–9.1)
Men: 10.3 (8.0–12.5)
Women: 6.2 (4.4–8.0)
Malik et al [7] (2004) USA Community-based Cross-Sectional Survey > 60 years 380 Doctor Diagnosed Asthma 10% (9.0–16.0)
Mishra [31] (2003) India Interview administered Cross-sectional survey 60 years and older 38,582 (98% overall) [Self-reported] Asthma Range: 8.5%–12.4% (various age groups)
Men: 9.5%–14.0%
Women: 7.5%–10.5%
Choy et al. [32] (2002) China Cross-sectional survey 70 yrs and older 179 (72%) [Clinical] Asthma 3.9% (1.6–7.9)
      [Symptom-based] Asthma 5.0% (2.3–9.3)
Saks et. al. [33] (2001) Estonia Interview administered survey ≥ 65 years of age 811 (81.1%) Doctor Diagnosed Asthma 5.5% (3.9%–7.2%)
Romero et al. [4] (2001) USA community-based cross-sectional survey ≥ 65 years of age 883 (53%) [Self reported] Asthma NHWM*: 9.3%
NHWF* : 7.6%
HM*: 4.2%
HF*: 6.3%
Enright et. al. [6] (1999) USA Prospective study-Cardiovascular Health Study ≥ 65 years of age 4581 Definite Asthma 3.9%
      Probable Asthma 4.1%
Parameswaran et. al. [26] (1998) U.K. Cross-Sectional Survey > 65 years of age 1362 (68%) Asthma 7.0%
Nejjari et al. [27] (1996) France Cross-sectional based on PAQUID Cohort ≥ 65 years of age 2355 (97.9%) Asthma Overall: 6.1%
Men: 7.4% (5.7–9.0)
Women: 5.2% (4.1–6.4)
      Current Asthma Overall: 2.5%
Men: 2.9%
Women: 2.2%
Isoaho et al. [28] (1994) Finland Cross-sectional survey ≥ 65 years of age 1196 (93%) Self reported Asthma Men: 7.0%
Women: 8.6%
      Current Asthma Men: 2.9%
Women: 3.8%
Burrows et al. [5] (1991) USA Cross-sectional as part of a longitudinal study ≥ 65 years of age 804 [Self reported] Asthma Men: 3.8%
Women: 7.1%
      Active Asthma Overall: 7.5%
Men: 7.9%
Women: 7.1%
Horsley et al. [29] (1991) U.K. Postal Cross Sectional Survey ≥ 65 years of age 1803 (96.2%) Asthma Overall: 8.4%
Men: 9.6%
Women: 7.2%
      Current Asthma Overall: 4.2%
Men: 4.9%
Women:3.6%
      Wheezing Overall: 24.2%
Men: 29.2%
Women: 19.7%
Burr et al. [30] (1979) U.K. Random Cross-sectional survey 70 yrs and older 418 (86.2%) Current Asthma Overall: 2.9%
Men: 5.1%
Women: 1.8%
      [Ever] Asthma 6.5%
  1. * NHWM = non-Hispanic white male, NHWF = non-Hispanic white female, HM = Hispanic male, HF = Hispanic female.