are asthma and ear infections related ?

September 2004
Mothering;Sep/Oct2004, Issue 126, p24
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, showed that children with a history of multiple ear infections were twice as likely to suffer from asthma as children with no such history. Researchers used data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which was conducted from 1988 to 1994. The study population included 7,538 children ages 2 to 11 with complete medical histories of asthma, wheezing, and ear infections, as well as data on age, sex, and ethnicity, and parental education level and history of tobacco use.


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