African Ancestry Is Associated with Asthma Risk in African Americans


BACKGROUND Asthma is a common complex condition with clear racial and ethnic differences in both prevalence and severity. Asthma consultation rates, mortality, and severe symptoms are greatly increased in African descent populations of developed countries. African ancestry has been associated with asthma, total serum IgE and lower pulmonary function in… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026807


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@inproceedings{Flores2012AfricanAI, title={African Ancestry Is Associated with Asthma Risk in African Americans}, author={Carlos Flores and Shwu-Fan Ma and Maria Pino-Yanes and Michael S. Wade and Lina P{\'e}rez-M{\'e}ndez and Rick A. Kittles and Deli Wang and Srinivas R Papaiahgari and Jean G. Ford and Rajesh Kumar and Joe G. N. Garcia}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }