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Feather bedding and house dust mite sensitization and airway disease in childhood

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


Feather bedding has been inversely associated with child wheeze and also with house dust mite (HDM) allergen levels. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of the childhood component of a birth cohort study. Our aim was to examine the relation between feather bedding and HDM sensitization and airway disease. A total of 498 children (84% of eligible) residing in Northern Tasmania in 1997 who were eligible for the Tasmanian Infant Health Survey at birth in 1988 or 1989 participated. Outcome...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1016/S0895-4356(01)00519-4


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