Associations of doctor-diagnosed asthma with immigration status, age at immigration, and length of residence in the United States in a sample of Mexican American School Children in Chicago.

@article{Eldeirawi2009AssociationsOD,
  title={Associations of doctor-diagnosed asthma with immigration status, age at immigration, and length of residence in the United States in a sample of Mexican American School Children in Chicago.},
  author={Kamal M Eldeirawi and Rob McConnell and Sylvia E. Furner and Sally Freels and Leslie Stayner and Eva Garrosa Hern{\'a}ndez and Lisa Amoruso and Shioban Torres and Victoria W. Persky},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 8},
  pages={796-802}
}
OBJECTIVES Among Mexican Americans in the United States, children who were born in the US had higher rates of asthma than their Mexico-born peers. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of doctor-diagnosed asthma with immigration-related variables and to investigate whether these associations could be explained by factors that may change with migration. METHODS We surveyed parents of 2,023 school children of Mexican descent and examined the associations of asthma with… CONTINUE READING

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