Genetic and environmental risk for asthma in children aged 5-11 years

KAW Karunasekera, KPJ Perera, MRPR Perera, J Abeynarayana
2009 Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health  
Objective To assess genetic and environmental risk factors of asthma among children aged 5-11 years. Design A cross sectional analytical study. Method Data were collected from children aged 5-11 years in 3 schools in Gampaha District. 441 children with asthma and 1510 without asthma were evaluated for following risk factors viz. family history of atopy, gender, duration of breast feeding, commencement of formula in infancy, dusty home environment, passive indoor cigarette smoking, presence of
more » ... king, presence of firewood smoke in bedroom when cooking, burning of mosquito coil and incense stick/powder and presence of pets at home. Data were analyzed using Epi info version 6 and SPSS package. Chi Squared test was used in bivariate analysis and forward logistic regression was used to adjust confounding factors.
doi:10.4038/sljch.v34i3.398 fatcat:o45kxdmdn5hebet7fjbdhjco64