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Environmental triggers of hospital admissions for school-age children with asthma in two British cities
  1. Steven A Julious,
  2. Ritika Jain,
  3. Suzanne Mason
  1. ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Steven A Julious, Medical Statistics Group, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA, UK; s.a.julious{at}sheffield.ac.uk

Abstract

Research has reported seasonal peaks in asthma in school age asthmatic children. The study aimed to assess if hospital admissions could be predicted from the possible environmental triggers using data from two British cities: Aberdeen and Doncaster. However, there were no consistent patterns across the two cities with no clear evidence that hospital admissions could be predicted from environmental data.

  • Asthma
  • epidemiology
  • hospital admissions
  • environmental medicine
  • other
  • epidemiology
  • paediatrics
  • respiratory

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  • Additional materials are published online only. To view these files please visit the journal online (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/emj.2011.114546).

  • Funding This work was supported by the University of Sheffield, UK. No specific grant application was required, with work being conducted within departmental operational budgets.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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