Association of socio-economic status with family history in adult patients with asthma

Davoodi, P. and Mahesh, P. A. and Holla, A. D. and Ramachandra, N. B. (2013) Association of socio-economic status with family history in adult patients with asthma. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 138 (4). pp. 497-503. ISSN 0971-5916

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Background & objectives: Socio-economic status is associated with increased morbidity in patients with asthma. The aim of the present study was to assess the association between socio-economic status and family history of asthma in adult asthma patients. Methods: The study included 200 adults with asthma and 400 non-asthmatic controls. Socio-economic status was determined based on income. Regression analysis was used to estimate odd ratios in relation to socio-economic class, using age, gender, family history of asthma and smoking habits. Results: The highest occurrence of having any family history of asthma was observed in the high class group (88.2%), followed by upper middle class (79.5%), lower middle class (60%) and the lowest in the low class group (34%). Having any family history of asthma was an important risk factor in both univariate and multivariate analyses in lower middle class, upper middle class and high class, but not in the low class group. Interpretation and conclusions: The results indicated a positive association between having a family history of asthma and higher socio-economic status. Further studies on a large representative sample need to be conducted to confirm these findings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent, article, human, male, controlled study, adult, female, Adult, Female, Humans, Male, middle aged, Middle Aged, asthma, Asthma, disease severity, social status, genetics, major clinical study, Adolescent, disease association, risk factor, socioeconomics, tertiary care center, pathophysiology, quality of life, social class, Tertiary Care Centers, income, Quality of Life, Social Class, Socioeconomic Factors, structured questionnaire
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 10:11
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 10:11

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