Prevalence and incidence of asthma related to waist circumference and BMI in a Swedish community sample
2004 (English)In: Respiratory Medicine, ISSN 0954-6111, E-ISSN 1532-3064, Vol. 98, no 11, 1108-1116 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Both asthma and obesity have become more common in affluent societies during the recent decades and several studies have shown a correlation between the presence of asthma and obesity. In order to further study this association we have investigated a population from a community in southern Sweden, where almost all inhabitants had their body indices measured as part of a study on diabetes at a primary care centre. An asthma unit working with a structured care programme for asthma was available. This organisation enabled us to study whether body mass index and waist circumference was associated with having or developing asthma. There was a significant association between both overweight, increased waist circumference and asthma, P
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2004. Vol. 98, no 11, 1108-1116 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23558DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2004.03.022Local ID: 3036OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-23558DiVA: diva2:243872