Climatic factors are associated with asthma prevalence: An ecological study using English quality outcomes framework general practitioner practice data
Mark PC Cherrie, Christophe Sarran, Nicholas J Osborne
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021
Asthma is a complex disease with multiple environmental factors proposed to contribute to aetiology. Geographical analyses can shed light on the determinants of asthma. Ultraviolet radiation has been associated with asthma prevalence in past ecological studies. We have increased the detail of examining the association between asthma and ultraviolet radiation with addition of the variables of temperature, relative humidity and precipitation. An ecological study was designed to investigate meteorological factors associated with asthma prevalence in England. Data from the 2005 quality outcomes framework were used to determine the prevalence of asthma in primary care in England. This information..View full abstract
Awarded by UK Medical Research Council (MRC)
Awarded by UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Some of this work was part of a PhD project funded by the European Social Fund Convergence Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The European Centre for Environment and Human Health (part of the University of Exeter Medical School) is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013 and European Social Fund Convergence Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Thanks to the MED MI Team Members and Partner institutions (UoE, Met Office, PHE and LSHTM) for their support. The MED MI Project (Medical and Environmental Data-a Mashup Infrastructure) MR/K019341/1 is funded in part by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) .