Does migration affect asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema prevalence? Global findings from the international study of asthma and allergies in childhood.

@article{GarciaMarcos2014DoesMA,
  title={Does migration affect asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema prevalence? Global findings from the international study of asthma and allergies in childhood.},
  author={L Garcia-Marcos and Colin Francis Robertson and H Ross Anderson and Philippa Ellwood and Hywel C Williams and Gary W K Wong},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={1846-54}
}
BACKGROUND Immigrants to Westernized countries adopt the prevalence of allergic diseases of native populations, yet no data are available on immigrants to low-income or low-disease prevalence countries. We investigated these questions using data from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood. METHODS Standardized questionnaires were completed by 13-14-year-old adolescents and by the parent/guardians of 6-7-year-old children. Questions on the symptom prevalence of asthma… CONTINUE READING
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