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Childhood adiposity predicts adult-onset current asthma in females: a 25-yr prospective study

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Burgess, JA and Walters, EH and Byrnes, GB and Giles, GG and Jenkins, MA and Abramson, MJ and Hopper, JL and Dharmage, SC (2007) Childhood adiposity predicts adult-onset current asthma in females: a 25-yr prospective study. European Respiratory Journal, 29 (4). pp. 668-675. ISSN 0903-1936

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Abstract

Few data exist on associations between childhood adiposity and incident asthma in
later life. The present authors examined the relationship between childhood body mass index
(BMI) and incident asthma beginning in adolescence or in adult life.
All subjects included in the study were participants in the Tasmanian Asthma Survey, a large
population-based cohort study, and were asthma free at 7 yrs of age. Weight, height and lung
function were measured at 7 yrs of age. Asthma status at 7 and 32 yrs of age was ascertained by
questionnaire. Odds ratios were calculated for the association between childhood adiposity,
expressed as ‘‘overweight’’ or as BMI z-score quartiles at 7 yrs of age, and asthma development
after that age.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Respiratory Journal
Page Range: pp. 668-675
ISSN: 0903-1936
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1183/09031936.00080906
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Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2008 23:16
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:44
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