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India Study on Epidemiology of Asthma, Respiratory Symptoms and Chronic Bronchitis 2004-2005

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Multi-Centric Study on Prevalence of Asthma in Adults
Geography 
India (IND)
Chandigarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
01/2004 - 12/2005
Series or system 
India Study on Epidemiology of Asthma, Respiratory Symptoms and Chronic Bronchitis (INSEARCH)
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The Indian Study on Epidemiology of Asthma, Respiratory Symptoms and Chronic Bronchitis (INSEARCH) was conducted in two phases. Phase I, which took place in 2004-2005, involved a survey conducted across four study centers in Chandigarh, Delhi, Kanpur, and Bangalore. A total sample of 73,605 individuals from both urban and rural reas were interviewed as part of this survey. The questionnaire collected information about participants' respiratory symptoms, tobacco use, exposure to secondhand smoke, cooking fuels used in the household, asthma diagnoses, and BCG vaccination history.

Phase II of INSEARCH was conducted in 2006-2009 at twelve new centers across India.

Citation
Primary investigator 
Jindal SK
Suggested citation 
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (India). India Study on Epidemiology of Asthma, Respiratory Symptoms and Chronic Bronchitis 2004-2005.