Assessing the population impact of low rates of breast feeding on asthma, coeliac disease and obesity: the use of a new statistical method

@article{Akobeng2007AssessingTP,
  title={Assessing the population impact of low rates of breast feeding on asthma, coeliac disease and obesity: the use of a new statistical method},
  author={Anthony K Akobeng and Richard F. Heller},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  year={2007},
  volume={92},
  pages={483 - 485}
}
  • Anthony K Akobeng, Richard F. Heller
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Background: Lack of breast feeding has been reported to be associated with a number of chronic childhood disorders. Aim: To use a recently described measure, the population impact number of eliminating a risk factor over a time period (PIN-ER-t), to quantify the burden of low rates of breast feeding in a UK population of babies born in 2002 with regard to asthma, coeliac disease and obesity. Methods: We performed literature searches for systematic reviews with meta-analyses that had… CONTINUE READING

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