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28th November 2015
Assessment of Predisposing Factors for Childhood Asthma in the United States: A Retrospective Analysis
Asthma is an obstructive lung disease that is marked by a difficulty to exhale out the inspired air. The prevalence of asthma is on the rise and there are various triggering factors which cause asthma in adults and children. Children are susceptible to such triggers which cause asthmatic episodes in them. Childhood asthma is a growing across parents and pediatricians, all across the world. The present study attempted to evaluate the episodes of asthma based on age, gender and race, in a group of asthmatic and non-asthmatic children in the United States. Moreover, the study also evaluated relation of various factors like age, gender, socio-economic status, physical activity, place of habitation, and race as individual risk factors for increasing the episodes of asthma.
The methodology was based on a semi-qualitative study and retrospective study. The responses were based on an interview questionnaire that was presented to parents 40 individuals. The study included 20 boys and 20 girls with an age range of 5 to 8 years. The sample was pooled from the electronic data records of the online questionnaire and doctor’s interview. Purposive sampling was applied, to include only those patients, who presented themselves at the emergency outdoor.
The study showed that the…
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