Journal article

Associations between asthma status and radiologically confirmed fracture in children: A data-linkage study

Elizabeth L Degabriele, Kara L Holloway, Julie A Pasco, Natalie K Hyde, Peter J Vuillermin, Lana J Williams, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

AIM: World-wide, approximately 14% of children have prevalent asthma. As most bone accrual occurs in childhood, and data suggest a detrimental role in bone from asthma and/or medications, we investigated whether asthma was associated with radiologically confirmed fractures in a large cohort of children. METHODS: Data from the Barwon Asthma Study (2005), a population-based, cross-sectional survey of all children attending 91 primary schools in the Barwon Statistical Division, were linked to the Geelong Osteoporosis Study Fracture Grid (2006-2007), a fracture register encompassing the Barwon Statistical Division (n = 16 438; 50.5% boys; aged 3.5-13.6 years). Asthma, ascertained from parent-rep..

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