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Asthma among rural Minnesota adolescents.

Authors
Brunner-WM; Lindgren-PG; Langner-DM; Williams-AN; Yawn-BP
Source
J Asthma 2005 Nov; 42(9):787-792
NIOSHTIC No.
20029733
Abstract
This study examined the prevalence of and risk factors for wheezing and asthma in rural Minnesota adolescents. A survey querying about wheezing, asthma, farm residence, and other respiratory-related factors was administered to all 9th to 11th grade students (N = 13,490) in a stratified, random sample of high schools in rural Minnesota. Nearly one in 8 (12.6%) students reported ever-diagnosed asthma, and 9.2% reported current asthma. Students living on farms reported less wheezing and asthma than rural non-farm students. Obesity and smoking were associated with wheezing and asthma in all rural adolescents. Asthma rates increased with age among girls and may be largely accounted for by simultaneous increases in smoking rates. Despite the apparent protective effect of farm residence, asthma remains a significant public health issue among rural Minnesota adolescents.
Keywords
Bronchial-asthma; Risk-factors; Sampling; Sampling-methods; Respiratory-system-disorders; Smoking; Age-factors; Health-hazards; Agriculture; Epidemiology
CODEN
JOUADU
Publication Date
20051101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
wendy.brunner@health.state.mn.us
Funding Amount
953434
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-004265; Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Issue of Publication
9
ISSN
0277-0903
Source Name
Journal of Asthma
State
MN
Performing Organization
Minnesota State Department of Health
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