Pediatric asthma and native or foreign place of birth

In a study published in the May 2007 issue of Environmental Health researchers surveyed Asian immigrant children ages 4 to 18 to assess the relationship between asthma and native or foreign place of birth. Questions about environmental exposures, demographic variables, and family history were included in order to test whether they might explain effects of place of birth on asthma. Assessment of the findings concluded that early childhood infections that are prevalent outside the U.S. may be protective against asthma. To view the abstract and a link to the full article visit //www.ehjournal.net/content/6/1/13.

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