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University of Alberta
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Chang, Hsiu-Ju
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Department of Public Health Sciences
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Date accepted
2011-01-31T20:52:19Z
Graduation date
2011-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This study used the data from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey 2006 to determine the prevalence and risk factors for asthma in off-reserve Canadian Aboriginal children aged 6 to 14 years and adults aged 15 to 64 years. The prevalence of asthma was 14.3% in children and 14.0% in adults. Children and adults with Inuit ancestry had significantly lower prevalence of asthma than those with North American Indian and Métis ancestries. Significant risk factors for ever asthma in children included male sex, allergy, low birth weight, obesity, poor dwelling conditions and urban residence. In adults, risk factors for ever asthma varied between Aboriginal groups. Risk factors were also different for early and late onset of asthma among Aboriginal adults. Lower prevalence and difference in the risk factors for asthma in Inuit adults in comparison to other Aboriginal groups might be related to the distinct lifestyle and require further investigation.
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English
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doi:10.7939/R30030
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License granted by Hsiu-Ju Chang (hsiuju@ualberta.ca) on 2011-01-31T16:31:14Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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