The Interplay between the Effects of Lifetime Asthma, Smoking, and Atopy on Fixed Airflow Obstruction in Middle Age
Jennifer L Perret, Shyamali C Dharmage, Melanie C Matheson, David P Johns, Lyle C Gurrin, John A Burgess, John Marrone, James Markos, Stephen Morrison, Iain Feather, Paul S Thomas, Christine F McDonald, Graham G Giles, John L Hopper, Richard Wood-Baker, Michael J Abramson, Eugene H Walters
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine | AMER THORACIC SOC | Published : 2013
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
Supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia grant 299901; Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust of Tasmania; Victorian, Queensland, and Tasmanian Asthma Foundations; and the Australian Lung Foundation.We acknowledge the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS) participants and previous investigators. We thank Mark Jenkins, Ph.D., Centre for MEGA Epidemiology, Victoria, who is a TAHS investigator but not a coauthor of this manuscript, for his assistance with obtaining funds and data collection. Furthermore, we acknowledge all the respiratory scientists who collected data in the lung function laboratories of Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales; the research interviewers and data entry operators; and the organizational roles of Ms. Cathryn Wharton and Dr. Desiree Meszaros. The Archives Office of Tasmania provided data from the 1968 and 1974 TAHS questionnaires and copies of the school medical records.