TITLE

Childhood allergies, birth order and family size

AUTHOR(S)
Cullinan, P.
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Thorax;Jan2006, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the association between childhood allergies, birth order and family size. An historical perspective on the associations between allergic disease and sibship size/birth order is examined. A population comprised 14,000 students, predominantly male were screened at Glasgow University between 1948 and 1968. The students were divided into three equally spaced birth cohorts. There was no increase in the prevalence of self-reported allergic disease across the time frame of the three cohorts. A clear decreasing trends in reported allergic diseases with both increasing family size and birth order was found.
ACCESSION #
20089470

 

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