Local Publications

The following publications used ISAAC data from the Hamilton centre:

  • Habbick BF, Pizzichini MM, Taylor B, Rennie D, Senthilselvan A, Sears MR. Prevalence of asthma, hay fever and eczema in children in two canadian cities: the ISAAC study. CMAJ 1999; 160: 1824-1829.
  • Pizzichini MM, Rennie D, Senthilselvan A, Taylor B, Habbick BF, Sears MR. Limited agreement between written and video asthma symptom questionnaires. Pediatr Pulmonol 2000; 30(4): 307-12.
  • Wang H-Y, Pizzichini MMM, Becker AB, Duncan JM, Ferguson AC, Greene JM, Rennie DC, Senthilselvan A, Taylor BW, Sears MR. Disparate geographic prevalences of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and atopic eczema among adolescents in five Canadian cities. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2010; 21(5): 867–877.

Hamilton Centre

Phase OnePhase TwoPhase Three
Centre:Hamilton, Canada ( North America )
Principal Investigator:Professor Malcolm R Sears
Age Groups:6-7Timeframe:May 1994 to October 1994
Sampling Frame:6-7yr: All schools of Hamilton, Halton, Brant County Boards of Education (public schools) and all schools in separate School Boards of Hamilton-Wentworth, Halton and Brant County (Catholic schools), excluding 3 schools using the French language only.


Professor Malcolm R Sears

Professor Malcolm R Sears

St. Joseph's Healthcare
Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health



  • National Coordinator for Canada
  • Phase One Principal Investigator for Hamilton

See the Canada country page for details of ISAAC in this Hamilton