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Rates of asthma exacerbations and mortality and associated factors in Uganda: a 2-year prospective cohort study
  1. Bruce J Kirenga1,2,
  2. Corina de Jong3,4,
  3. Levicatus Mugenyi1,5,
  4. Winceslaus Katagira2,
  5. Abdallah Muhofa2,
  6. Moses R Kamya1,
  7. H Marike Boezen6,
  8. Thys van der Molen3,4
  1. 1Makerere University Lung Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
  3. 3GRIAC-Primary Care, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands
  4. 4Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD (GRIAC), University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Groningen, The Netherlands
  5. 5Center for Statistics, Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics, and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University (UHasselt), Groningen, The Netherlands
  6. 6Department of Epidemiology, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bruce J Kirenga, Makerere University Lung Institute, Mulago Hospital, Kampala 7072, Uganda; brucekirenga{at}yahoo.co.uk

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  • Contributors BJK conceived the idea of the project and wrote the initial proposal. TvdM, MRK and HMB critically advised the writing of the proposal. CdJ and LM supported data analysis. WK and AM performed patients' clinical reviews. All authors critically reviewed and contributed to manuscript writing.

  • Funding This study was funded by the GSK’s Trust In Science Africa Project.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Mulago Hospital Research and Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors BJK conceived the idea of the project and wrote the initial proposal. TvdM, MRK and HMB critically advised the writing of the proposal. CdJ and LM supported data analysis. WK and AM performed patients' clinical reviews. All authors critically reviewed and contributed to manuscript writing.

  • Funding This study was funded by the GSK’s Trust In Science Africa Project.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Mulago Hospital Research and Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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