Local Publications

The following publications used ISAAC data from the Cape Town centre:

  • Mercer MJ, Joubert G, Ehrlich RI, Nelson H, Poyser MA, Puterman A, Weinberg EG. Socioeconomic status and prevalence of allergic rhinitis and atopic eczema symptoms in young adolescents. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2004; 15(3): 234-41.
  • Poyser MA, Nelson H, Ehrlich RI, Bateman ED, Parnell S, Putermanz A, Weinberg E. Socioeconomic deprivation and asthma prevalence and severity in young adolescents. Eur Respir J 2002; 19(5): 892-8.
  • Zar HJ, Ehrlich RI, Workman L, Weinberg EG. The changing prevalence of asthma, allergic rhinitis and atopic eczema in African adolescents from 1995 to 2002. Pediatr Allergy Immunol 2007; 18(7): 560-5.

Cape Town Centre

Phase OnePhase TwoPhase Three View Centre Details
Centre:Cape Town, South Africa ( Africa )
Principal Investigator:Dr Hugo Nelson
Age Groups:13-14Timeframe:
Sampling Frame:Schools with black, coloured and white students in the Cape Town area.
Phase OneView Centre DetailsPhase TwoPhase Three
Centre:Cape Town, South Africa ( Africa )
Principal Investigator:Professor Heather J Zar
Age Groups:13-14Timeframe:March 2002 to September 2002
Sampling Frame:13-14yr: Random sampling of schools in geographical area stratified by ethnic group (historically defined as predominantly white, mixed race or black) as was done in ISAAC Phase One. Sampling frame exactly the same for both Phases.


Professor Rodney Ehrlich

School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Medical School Observatory 7925
University of Cape Town

South Africa


  • Phase One collaborator for Cape Town
  • Phase Three collaborator for Cape Town

Dr Hugo Nelson

Flat 21, Block 14
Horsett Hospital
Rowley Rd, Grays
United Kingdom


  • Phase One Principal Investigator for Cape Town

Professor Heather J Zar

Red Cross Childrens Hospital

Klipfontein Road
7th floor ICH Building
South Africa


  • National Coordinator for South Africa
  • Phase Three Principal Investigator for Cape Town

See the South Africa National page for details of ISAAC in Cape Town