Increased asthma risk and asthma-related health care complications associated with childhood obesity.

@article{Black2013IncreasedAR,
  title={Increased asthma risk and asthma-related health care complications associated with childhood obesity.},
  author={Mary Helen Black and Hui Zhou and Miwa Takayanagi and Steven J. Jacobsen and Corinna Koebnick},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={178 7},
  pages={1120-8}
}
Asthma is the most common chronic condition of childhood, yet the relationship between obesity and asthma risk and the impact of obesity on clinical asthma outcomes are not well understood. For this population-based, longitudinal study, demographic and clinical data were extracted from administrative and electronic health records of 623,358 patients aged 6-19 years who were enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Southern California health plan in 2007-2011. Crude asthma incidence ranged from 16.9… CONTINUE READING
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