Chiangrai Centre

Phase OnePhase TwoPhase Three
Centre:Chiangrai, Thailand ( Asia-Pacific )
Principal Investigator:Dr Rawee Nettagul
Age Groups:13-14, 6-7Timeframe:October 1995 to December 1995
Sampling Frame:Schools in main district of Chiang Rai Province only


Dr Rawee Nettagul

230/7 Thanalai Road




  • Phase Three Principal Investigator for Chiangrai

Chiang Rai Center, Thailand

One of the most common problems in daily pediatric practice is respiratory symptoms. A lot of them may have an underlying allergy. A long time ago, we knew nothing about asthma and allergy prevalence in Chiang Rai.

Chiang Rai is located in northern Thailand which is next to Myanmar. The population in this province is 1,000,000 approximately. The climate in this area varies a lot each day. Many people say we have three seasons in one day (Summer, Rainy and Winter) so a large amount of children suffered respiratory symptoms all year round.

The role of ISAAC coordinator was the first step for me to do further study in this interesting field. I thank Professor Dr Pakit Vichyanond who let me be a part of this work.