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Purpose of the Study.
To characterize fatal asthma that occurs while participating in sports activities.
Potential subjects with asthma who died while participating in sports activities from 1993–2000 were identified by using a nationwide information service that reviews ∼10 000 newspapers.
For each potential qualifying subject, autopsy results and family interviews were sought. To be included in the study, the subject had to be participating in physical activity at the time of asthma-symptom onset and appear well beforehand, and the medical examiner had to have concluded that the subject died of asthma.