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Infant sleeping environment and asthma at 7 years: A prospective cohort study

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

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Objectives. We investigated the role of infant bedding items, as part of a composite bedding environment, in the development of childhood wheezing. Methods. This prospective cohort investigation involved 863 children who participated in an infant survey in 1988 and an asthma study in Tasmania, Australia, in 1995. The derived 3 composite infant bedding categories corresponded to increasing numbers of house dust mite (HDM)-rich bedding items used. Outcomes measured included recent and frequent...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTrevillian, Leigh
dc.contributor.authorPonsonby, Anne-Louise
dc.contributor.authorDwyer, Terence
dc.contributor.authorKemp, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorCochrane, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorLim, Lynette
dc.contributor.authorCarmichael, Allan
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:02:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0090-0036
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/84841
dc.description.abstractObjectives. We investigated the role of infant bedding items, as part of a composite bedding environment, in the development of childhood wheezing. Methods. This prospective cohort investigation involved 863 children who participated in an infant survey in 1988 and an asthma study in Tasmania, Australia, in 1995. The derived 3 composite infant bedding categories corresponded to increasing numbers of house dust mite (HDM)-rich bedding items used. Outcomes measured included recent and frequent wheezing. Results. Composite infant bedding used was associated with recent wheezing. Effects increased at increasing levels of HDM-rich bedding items used. Effects were further enhanced by home environmental factors of bedroom heating, recent bedroom painting, and absence of bedroom carpeting. When any 2 or more of these environmental factors were present, a strong dose-response relationship was evident. Conclusions. Our results show that bedding exposures in infancy are prospectively associated with childhood wheezing and that home environmental conditions may modify this association.
dc.publisherAmerican Public Health Association
dc.sourceAmerican Journal of Public Health
dc.subjectKeywords: article; asthma; Australia; bed; child; child care; cohort analysis; Dermatophagoides; disease association; dose response; environmental factor; female; heating; human; major clinical study; male; outcomes research; painting; prospective study; sleep para
dc.titleInfant sleeping environment and asthma at 7 years: A prospective cohort study
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
local.identifier.citationvolume95
dc.date.issued2005
local.identifier.absfor111706 - Epidemiology
local.identifier.ariespublicationMigratedxPub13074
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTrevillian, Leigh, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationPonsonby, Anne-Louise, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDwyer, Terence , University of Tasmania
local.contributor.affiliationKemp, Andrew, Children's Hospital at Westmead
local.contributor.affiliationCochrane, Jennifer, University of Tasmania
local.contributor.affiliationLim, Lynette, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationCarmichael, Allan, University of Tasmania
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue12
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage2238
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage2245
local.identifier.doi10.2105/AJPH.2004.047191
dc.date.updated2015-12-12T07:46:21Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-28444448378
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