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      <journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">JOHS</journal-id>
      <journal-id journal-id-type="nlm-ta">Journ of Health Scien</journal-id>
        <journal-title>Journal of HealthCare Sciences</journal-title>
        <abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="pubmed">Journ of Health Scien</abbrev-journal-title>
      <issn pub-type="ppub">2231-2196</issn>
      <issn pub-type="opub">0975-5241</issn>
        <publisher-name>Radiance Research Academy</publisher-name>
      <article-id pub-id-type="publisher-id">79</article-id>
      <article-id pub-id-type="doi">http://dx.doi.org/10.52533/JOHS.2022.2810      </article-id>
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          <subject>Family Medicine</subject>
        <article-title>Burden, Clinical Aspects and Management of Bronchial Asthma at Outpatient Clinics in Jeddah Saudi Arabia&#13;
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        <p>Background: Asthma is a health disorder that is prevalent worldwide, and it imposes a great burden on primary health care (PHC) facilities. This work aims to study the magnitude and clinical aspects of bronchial asthma (BA) and to explore the pattern of its management at outpatient clinics (OPCs) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.&#13;
Methods: A cross-sectional study enrolled 2,501 patients who visited the OPCs at two private hospitals in Jeddah during the study period. All patients were examined by a specialist. Data were collected using a checklist form to obtain personal characteristics, clinical assessment and management, as well as the outcome of the visits.&#13;
Results: BA accounts for 4.27% of all visits, and for 19.49% of respiratory disorders visits to OPCs. Children under 6 years old were twice as likely to develop BA (OR: 1.89; 95% CI: 1.130, 3.147, p </p>
        <kwd>bronchial asthma</kwd>
        <kwd> Primary Healthcare</kwd>
        <kwd> outpatient clinics</kwd>
        <kwd> management</kwd>
        <kwd> Saudi Arabia</kwd>