Risk Factors of Asthma Among Teens
Review TypeNone: Degree-based Submission
Repository Posting Date2019-06-04T19:28:16Z
Author(s)Nouwayhed, Lina G.
Author DetailsLina G. Nouwayhed, PhD, MSN, BSN
Lead Author Sigma AffliationChi Iota
Level of EvidenceCross-Sectional
Research ApproachQuantitative Research
Asthma is a chronic disease caused by many risk factors. Many factors were assessed among this survey including age, gender, heredity, smoking, and environmental pollutants. Three schools of a total of one thousand one hundred students were selected to conduct the study. Fifty-one students were diagnosed asthmatics and fifty-one students were taken as control group. Same questionnaire was distributed to both cases and control as the method for this study. Results showed a greater prevalence among age group fifteen to eighteen years. No gender difference was discovered. 80% of the cases had one of their family members asthmatics. Molds and pets at home were the causative pollutants among asthmatics with an odd ratio of 5.4 and 2 respectively. Smoking showed no association while 50% of asthmatics had one of their parents a smoker. As a conclusion, asthma has many confounding variables that affect its prognosis among teens.
Degree GrantorIndependence University
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