[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Citations 0
Quick Uptakes
October 27, 1999

Asthma Overlooked in Elderly

Author Affiliations

Not Available

Not Available

JAMA. 1999;282(16):1511. doi:10.1001/jama.282.16.1511-JQU90008-3-1

A substantial proportion of elderly Americans with asthma are not being properly diagnosed and treated, according to a new study.

In last month's Chest, researchers from Boston University and the Universities of Arizona, Washington, and Pittsburgh analyzed data on asthma that were taken from a large population-based study of cardiovascular disease in people older than 65 years. In the original study of 4581 participants, 4% had confirmed asthma, 4% experienced wheezing and dyspnea, and 11% reported wheezing episodes.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview