Associations of physician-diagnosed asthma with country of residence in the first year of life and other immigration-related factors: Chicago asthma school study.

@article{Eldeirawi2007AssociationsOP,
  title={Associations of physician-diagnosed asthma with country of residence in the first year of life and other immigration-related factors: Chicago asthma school study.},
  author={Kamal M Eldeirawi and Victoria W. Persky},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={236-43}
}
BACKGROUND Among Mexican Americans in the United States, US-born children have higher rates of asthma than their Mexico-born peers. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the associations of immigration-related variables with physician-diagnosed asthma in a sample of Mexican American children. METHODS We analyzed data from the ongoing Chicago Asthma School Study, a population-based cross-sectional study, for 10,106 Mexican American schoolchildren in Chicago, Illinois. RESULTS Mexican American children who… CONTINUE READING

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