Journal article

Identifying preventable risk factors for hospitalised asthma in young Aboriginal children: a whole-population cohort study

Bronwyn Brew, Alison Gibberd, Guy B Marks, Natalie Strobel, Clare Wendy Allen, Louisa Jorm, Georgina Chambers, Sandra Eades, Bridgette McNamara

THORAX | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Australia has one of the highest rates of asthma worldwide. Indigenous children have a particularly high burden of risk determinants for asthma, yet little is known about the asthma risk profile in this population. AIM: To identify and quantify potentially preventable risk factors for hospitalised asthma in Australian Aboriginal children (1-4 years of age). METHODS: Birth, hospital and emergency data for all Aboriginal children born 2003-2012 in Western Australia were linked (n=32 333). Asthma was identified from hospitalisation codes. ORs and population attributable fractions were calculated for maternal age at birth, remoteness, area-level disadvantage, prematurity, low birth w..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Adolescent and Child Health


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for the Defying the Odds Study has been provided by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC Project grant 1078214). This project is also part of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Adolescent and Child Health (GNT 1135273).