The Impacts of Interactions of Neighborhood Social Conditions and Family Relationships on Childhood Asthma

The August 2019 edition of Pediatrics contains an article examining how neighborhood social conditions and family relationships can affect childhood asthma. Youth diagnosed with asthma had the neighborhood conditions around their homes coded to see if they were dangerous and/or disorderly. They also interviewed the children to assess family relationship quality. Researchers found “significant interactions” between neighborhood conditions and family relationship quality. “When neighborhood danger and/or disorder was high, better family relationship quality was associated with fewer asthma symptoms, fewer activity limitations, and higher forced expiratory volume in 1 second percentile.” Conversely, when neighborhood danger was low, family relationships were not associated with asthma.

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