Associations of BMI, TV-watching time, and physical activity on respiratory symptoms and asthma in 5th grade schoolchildren in Taipei, Taiwan.

@article{Tsai2007AssociationsOB,
  title={Associations of BMI, TV-watching time, and physical activity on respiratory symptoms and asthma in 5th grade schoolchildren in Taipei, Taiwan.},
  author={Hsin-Jen Tsai and Alan Chung-hong Tsai and Jerome O. Nriagu and Debashis Ghosh and Molly Gong and Anita M. Sandretto},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={
          397-401
        }
}
The study evaluated the associations of body fatness, TV-watching time, and physical activity with the occurrences of asthma and respiratory symptoms in schoolchildren in Taipei, Taiwan. A questionnaire survey was conducted to elicit episodes of respiratory symptoms and data on lifestyle and anthropometric factors in 2290 5th-grade schoolchildren. Results show that overweight was positively associated with 5 of the 7 respiratory symptoms. The risk of having respiratory symptoms increased 47%-94… CONTINUE READING
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