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Self-reported Asthma among American Indian and Alaska Native People in Alaska.
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PMID:  22080708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Abstract:This study describes the lifetime prevalence of self-reported asthma among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people who participated in the Education and Research Towards Health (EARTH) study in Alaska. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of asthma prevalence by sex and its associations with sociodemographic, health, and environmental factors. Among 3,828 AI/AN adults, we found a higher age-sex adjusted prevalence of asthma (15.4%) than is found in the general U.S. adult (11.0%) population based on the 2006 National Health Interview Survey. After multivariable analysis, self-reported asthma among men was associated with increased age, unemployment, lower income, and obesity. Among women, self-reported asthma was associated with increased age, being divorced/separated, living in Alaska's southcentral region, self-reported fair/poor health status, obesity, and indoor mold. Our data suggest that AI/AN adults have higher prevalence of lifetime asthma than the general U.S. population. Further study is necessary to understand asthma in this population.
Authors:
Laurie J Orell; Elizabeth D Ferucci; Anne P Lanier; Ruth A Etzel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health care for the poor and underserved     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1548-6869     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9103800     Medline TA:  J Health Care Poor Underserved     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1264-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
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