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Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (GARJMMS) ISSN: 2315-5159

March 2015 Vol. 4(3), pp. 150-154

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Gender and age structure of children suffering from obstructive pulmonary disease in Federation of  Bosnia and Herzegovina


Nedžad Prazina


Pharmacy - Health faculty Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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Accepted 29 March, 2015




This study analyses the gender and age structure of children up to 18 years suffering from obstructive pulmonary disease in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Data have been collected at the pediatric clinic KC University of Sarajevo, Kakanj and Livno  from  the book of protocols in which have registered people with asthma and bronchitis and who have requested medical assistance. It has encompassed a period of 15 years with a sample of 38,311 patients and this is by far the most extensive research in this field. In the case of bronchitis most vulnerable groups are children aged up to one year and figuring 13% and then  the  other  ones  up  to  10  years  of  age while  after  that  the number  of  patients  decreases. At the asthma's patients the highest in children aged 10-18 years. Regarding gender structure of ill children with bronchitis in the total sample are 62% of boys and 38% of girls, and in asthma are 66% boys and 34% girls. It's concluded that in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, boys almost twice more likely to suffer from asthma and bronchitis than girls.


Keywords: Obstructive pulmonary diseases, asthma, bronchitis