Sex differences in the presentation and course of asthma hospitalizations Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Asthma
  • Hospitalization

abstract

  • Among US inpatients with acute asthma, male children are more common than female children, while women are more common in adults. The results in children are probably explained by prevalence differences, since no sex differences were seen in markers of asthma severity or treatment. In adults, increased symptoms in response to a given level of airway obstruction in women may contribute to the female predominance in asthma hospitalizations.

publication date

  • January 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.129.1.50

PubMed ID

  • 16424412

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 50

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 129

number

  • 1