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Hospitalisation rate for asthma in US women sailors doubles

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 06 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:60
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

Rates of hospitalisation for asthma among women in the US navy have doubled over 20 years, research shows. Women in the navy are also three times more likely to be hospitalised for asthma than their male counterparts.

The research, which is reported in the Annals of Epidemiology (available online ahead of publication at and based on more than nine million person years of data, shows that over the two decades from 1980 a total of 3911 patients (2916 …

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