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The Bedding Environment, Sleep Position, and Frequent Wheeze in Childhood

Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dwyer, Terence; Trevillian, Leigh; Kemp, Andrew; Cochrane, Jennifer; Couper, David; Carmichael, Allan


Objective. Synthetic quilt use has been associated with increased childhood wheeze in previous studies. Our aim was to examine whether the adverse effect of synthetic quilt use on frequent wheeze differed by usual sleep position. Design, Setting, and Participants. A population-based cross-sectional study of 6378 (92% of those eligible) 7-year-olds in Tasmania, Australia, was conducted in 1995. Exercise-challenge lung function was obtained on a subset of 414 children from randomly selected...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Pediatrics (English edition)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.113.5.1216


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