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50 years of asthma: UK trends from 1955 to 2004

Overview of attention for article published in Thorax, January 2007
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Title
50 years of asthma: UK trends from 1955 to 2004
Published in
Thorax, January 2007
DOI 10.1136/thx.2006.066407
Pubmed ID
Authors

H Ross Anderson, R. Gupta, D. P Strachan, E. S Limb

Abstract

Trends in asthma indicators from population surveys (prevalence) and routine statistics (primary care, prescriptions, hospital admissions and mortality) in the UK were reviewed from 1955 to 2004. The prevalence of asthma increased in children by 2 to 3-fold, but may have flattened or even fallen recently. Current trends in adult prevalence are flat. The prevalence of a life-time diagnosis of asthma increased in all age groups. The incidence of new asthma episodes presenting to general practitioners increased in all ages to a plateau in the mid 1990s and has declined since. During the 1990s, the annual prevalence of new cases of asthma and of treated asthma in general practice showed no major change. Hospital admissions increased from the early 1960s, more so in children, until the late 1980s and have fallen since. Asthma mortality showed two waves, a shorter and more intense one in the mid 1960s and a longer and less intense one in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The relative roles of diagnostic transfer, coding changes, medical care and epidemiological factors are discussed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 2%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 134 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 34 24%
Student > Bachelor 24 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 13%
Student > Master 14 10%
Other 12 9%
Other 21 15%
Unknown 16 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 70 50%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 9%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 18 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 May 2020.
All research outputs
#398,325
of 15,226,654 outputs
Outputs from Thorax
#133
of 4,382 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,753
of 154,242 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Thorax
#2
of 53 outputs
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