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: The state of asthma management and asthma control at the population level in Nigeria are unknown. We aimed to determine the level of asthma control and asthma management practices in Nigeria. : A cross-sectional population-based study of 405 participants with current asthma (physician-diagnosed with use of asthma medication or asthma symptoms in the preceding 12 months). We determined the level of asthma control, self-perception of asthma control, health care use, missed work/school, and medication use. : Asthma was controlled in 6.2% of the participants. Night-time awakening and limitation in activity in the preceding four weeks were reported by 77.5% and 78.3% respectively, 56.3% and 14.1% missed work/school and had emergency room visits respectively and 11.6% and 38.8% used inhaled corticosteroid and short-acting beta-2 agonist respectively in the preceding year. About a third (34.3%) had spirometry ever performed and 46.7% had training on inhaler technique. Nearly 90% with uncontrolled asthma had self-perception of asthma control between somewhat and completely controlled. : The level of asthma control in Nigeria is poor with a high burden of asthma symptoms and limitation in activities. This calls for a broad-based approach for the enhancement of asthma care that encompasses education and access to medications.
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Name: Expert review of respiratory medicine
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A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER and between TOGO and NIGERIA. Its capital is Porto-Novo. It was formerly called Dahomey. In the 17th century it was a kingdom in the southern area of Africa. Coastal footholds were established by the French who deposed the ruler by 1892. It was made a French colony in 1894 and gained independence in 1960. Benin comes from the name of the indigenous inhabitants, the Bini, now more closely linked with southern Nigeria (Benin City, a town there). Bini may be related to the Arabic bani, sons. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p136, 310 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p60)
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