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Hierarchical Linear Modelling
Childhood Asthma
SAGE Survey
Spatial Statistics
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University of Alberta
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Pittman, Tyler
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Kozyrskyj, Anita (Pediatrics)
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Nykiforuk, Candace (Centre for Health Promotion Studies)
Mandhane, Piush (Pediatrics)
Senthilselvan, Sentil (Public Health Sciences)
Medical Sciences - Pediatrics

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Neighbourhood stressors have an incubating effect for a variety of health-related disorders involving children. It is of interest is to determine if asthma prevalence is greater amongst school children at age 7-8 resident of chronic stress neighbourhoods in Winnipeg, after adjusting for family history of asthma and socioeconomic status. The urban component of children (1472 entire; 698 birth home) extracted from the Study of Asthma, Genes and the Environment (SAGE) Survey administered in 2002-2003 to a birth cohort from 1995 in Manitoba. Dichotomous parent report of child asthma from the SAGE Survey nested within birth cohort was geocoded by postal code, which allowed designation of neighbourhood in hierarchical linear modelling. Children living in census tracts assigned low SES scores by compositional stressors were found to have a decreased odds of parent report of asthma, while those inhabiting profiles with high contextual crime rates were at increased risk.
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