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Pulmonary Function and Its Influence Factors of Elementary School Children in Gangneung
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Pulmonary Function and Its Influence Factors of Elementary School Children in Gangneung
Yu, Seung-Do; Yoo, Si-Eun; Lee, Min-Jung; Choi, Wook-Hee; Kim, Dae-Seon; Lee, Chul-Ho; Park, Kyung-Hwa;
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The objective of the study which utilised population based data was to determine the respiratory condition of elementary school children in Gangneung. From October 9th to December 14th, 2006, Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT) including Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) and Forced Expiratoy Volume in I Second were conducted on the target group of children using a spirometer. The prevalence of asthmatic symptoms was 29.8% among boys and 39.6% among girls. By using logistic regression, we found that family history of allergic rhinitis (OR=3.90, CI=1.05-14.51), experience of allergic conjunctivitis (OR=4.67, CI=1.54-14.16) and atopic dermatitis (OR=2.86, CI=1.17-7.05) significantly increased the asthmatic symptoms. Also, a family history of asthma and food allergy were associated with asthmatic symptoms. In relation to housing and environmental risk factors, residences under the ground (OR=3.59, CI=1.35-9.51) and big-size dolls (OR=2.71, CI=0.86-8.53) significantly increased the prevalence of asthmatic symptoms. For PFT, above four families, exposure of passive smoking and pets significantly reduced FVC in both groups (p<0.05). In girls, a big-size doll was significantly associated with decreased lung function (FVC and ). In boys, using bed significantly reduced . Also, the risk of asthmatic symptoms was found to increase when the house has been built for 5 years or more, the house is close to a road , a gas/Kerosene heater or carpet is utilized within the house. However, their differences were not significant. It is concluded that genetic factor such as a family history of respiratory disease, allergic symptoms and housing risk factor are related to asthmatic symptoms. These results were worth noting because the findings will help address risk factors related respiratory symptoms especially in relation to housing and environment.
pulmonary function test (PFT);asthmatic symptoms;housing environmental factor;FVC;
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