Bottle feeding and exposure to Toxocara as risk factors for wheezing illness among under-five Amazonian children: a population-based cross-sectional study.

@article{Ferreira2007BottleFA,
  title={Bottle feeding and exposure to Toxocara as risk factors for wheezing illness among under-five Amazonian children: a population-based cross-sectional study.},
  author={Marcelo U Ferreira and Guita Rubinsky-Elefant and Teresa Gontijo de Castro and Erika Hellena Esther Hoffmann and M{\^o}nica da Silva-Nunes and Marly Augusto Cardoso and Pascoal Torres Muniz},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={119-24}
}
We investigated the prevalence and risk factors for wheezing and asthma in young Amazonian children. A population-based cross-sectional survey of 606 children aged 6-59 months was performed in two small towns in Acre State, Northwestern Brazil. Information on outcome variables (recent wheezing and medical diagnosis of asthma) and demographic, socioeconomic, environmental, maternal and nutritional variables was obtained by interviewing children's mothers or guardians. Infections with intestinal… CONTINUE READING