The prevalence of asthma in schoolboys of travellers' families.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209162
Title:
The prevalence of asthma in schoolboys of travellers' families.
Authors:
Kearney, P M; Kearney, P J
Affiliation:
Dept. of Paediatrics and Child Health, Cork University Hospital.
Citation:
Ir Med J. 1998 Dec;91(6):203-6.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209162
PubMed ID:
10069129
Abstract:
This study compared the prevalence of asthma in travelling schoolboys and settled controls to determine whether the travelling lifestyle may be a protective factor in the development of asthma. Information was collected by parental responses to the ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) questionnaire. The design was a cross-sectional study with descriptive and analytical components. The subjects were six to twelve year old schoolboys from all male travelling children in Cork and from a selection of settled schoolboys. In addition the study collected information on the predictor variables--age, passive smoking and number of siblings. The questionnaire was administered to 54 travelling boys and 129 controls. The parent reported prevalence of wheeze and related symptoms were all more common in controls compared with the travelling boys. The values were significant for wheeze in the last year (31.3% v 14.8%; OR-5.6, p = 0.025), and for doctor diagnosed asthma (25.6% v 11.1%; OR = 5.1, p = 0.04). Schoolboys from travelling families have less wheeze and doctor diagnosed asthma than controls. The experience of the travelling lifestyle maybe a protective factor in the development of asthma.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Analysis of Variance; Asthma/epidemiology/*etiology/prevention & control; Child; Cross-Sectional Studies; Humans; Hypersensitivity/epidemiology/*etiology/prevention & control; Ireland/epidemiology; *Life Style; Male; Prevalence; Questionnaires; Students; *Travel
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKearney, P Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorKearney, P Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:13:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:13:54Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:13:54Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 1998 Dec;91(6):203-6.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid10069129en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209162-
dc.description.abstractThis study compared the prevalence of asthma in travelling schoolboys and settled controls to determine whether the travelling lifestyle may be a protective factor in the development of asthma. Information was collected by parental responses to the ISAAC (International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood) questionnaire. The design was a cross-sectional study with descriptive and analytical components. The subjects were six to twelve year old schoolboys from all male travelling children in Cork and from a selection of settled schoolboys. In addition the study collected information on the predictor variables--age, passive smoking and number of siblings. The questionnaire was administered to 54 travelling boys and 129 controls. The parent reported prevalence of wheeze and related symptoms were all more common in controls compared with the travelling boys. The values were significant for wheeze in the last year (31.3% v 14.8%; OR-5.6, p = 0.025), and for doctor diagnosed asthma (25.6% v 11.1%; OR = 5.1, p = 0.04). Schoolboys from travelling families have less wheeze and doctor diagnosed asthma than controls. The experience of the travelling lifestyle maybe a protective factor in the development of asthma.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen_GB
dc.subject.meshAsthma/epidemiology/*etiology/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshHypersensitivity/epidemiology/*etiology/prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Life Styleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.meshStudentsen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Travelen_GB
dc.titleThe prevalence of asthma in schoolboys of travellers' families.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDept. of Paediatrics and Child Health, Cork University Hospital.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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