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Research Article

Seasonal variation and time trends of deaths from asthma in England and Wales 1960-82.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: (Published 28 July 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:233
  1. A Khot,
  2. R Burn


    Monthly trends in deaths attributed to asthma in the 5-34 year age group were examined for England and Wales over the period 1960-82. Deaths were most frequent in the third quarter (July to September) and peaked in August. Analysis of the 1970-82 period showed that this variation was present in the three constituent age groups 5-14, 15-24, and 25-34 but was most pronounced in the 5-14 year olds.