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Epidemiology of Asthma and Influence of Ethnicity.

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Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine Feb ; 39(1)

Authors

Moraes TJ1; Sears MR2; Subbarao P3;

Author Information
  • 1Divison of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Translational Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
  • 3Divison of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Translational Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

Asthma is a heterogeneous disorder with a complex etiology. Prevalence rates for asthma have been increasing in many countries over the past few decades. While it is unclear why this increase is occurring, the variation reported in asthma prevalence and severity associated with ethnicity offers some insight into the determinants of asthma. In this chapter, we discuss the data linking asthma to ethnicity and some of the factors that may explain this association. These include socioeconomic status, environmental exposures, the host microbiome, and genetics. A better understanding of these processes may inform future mechanistic studies and identify modifiable risk factors for targeted health care interventions.

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PMID

29427980

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Publication Type: Journal Article


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