Repeated respiratory hospital encounters among children with asthma and residential proximity to traffic.

@article{Chang2009RepeatedRH,
  title={Repeated respiratory hospital encounters among children with asthma and residential proximity to traffic.},
  author={James Y. C. Chang and Ralph J. Delfino and D. L. Gillen and Thomas K. Tjoa and Bruce Nickerson and Dan Cooper},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={90-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of adverse respiratory outcomes among children has been frequently associated with measurements of traffic-related exposures, and other data suggest asthma severity is worsened with residence near heavy traffic. We examined the association between neighbourhood traffic burden and repeated acute respiratory illnesses that required emergency department visits and/or hospitalisation for children with a primary or secondary diagnosis of asthma (89% acute bronchitis or… CONTINUE READING

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