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Obesity is a risk factor for asthma in women but not in men among elder people in China

  • Jiahui Qian
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    Department of Health-related Social and Behavioral Science, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
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  • Xiaohui Ren
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    Corresponding author at: Department of Health-related Social and Behavioral Science, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University, No. 17, The Third Part of South Ren Min Road, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan, China.
    Affiliations
    Department of Health-related Social and Behavioral Science, West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
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      Obesity and asthma are important health issues and a positive association between them has been reported [
      • Chen Y.
      • Dales R.
      • Tang M.
      • Krewski D.
      Obesity may increase the incidence of asthma in women but not in men: longitudinal observations from the Canadian National Population Health Surveys.
      ,
      • F-M J.I.
      • C S.
      • R R.J.
      Association between obesity and asthma in 4–11 year old children in the UK.
      ,
      • Gilliland F.D.
      • Berhane K.
      • Islam T.
      • et al.
      Obesity and the risk of newly diagnosed asthma in school-age children.
      ]. However, the reports were mainly based on school-age children and there are few reports to identify this associate among elderly people, especially Chinese elderly people. We aimed to assess the consistency of the association among Chinese people aged 60 and over through a cross-sectional study of 6283 participants.

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