According to the Health day news, a new study breaks the shackles of the causes of asthma and came up to claim that background, race, history, sex can play a huge role in determining if your child is safe from asthma or not.
Factors Affecting The Risk Of Asthma In Your Children
The co-author Christine Cole Johnson who is a professor at and the chairperson at the public health sciences at the Henry ford System of health located in Detroit said that the new research and the findings can play a major role in identifying all are the factors on which the risk of asthma can be more. It can also help for a better understanding of the treatment and the symptoms in the early stages of the life of your child.
It will be very helpful to show which group will be more prone to ae an attack of asthma and which are at less risk of the attack of asthma. Johnson added in the Henry Ford News that now the doctors and the researchers are clearer about the development of asthma attacks and the risk factor associated with it which can make your child more prone to have asthma in the early stages of his or her life.
The researchers also claim that it is one of the biggest researches in this field and can be proven beneficial in the medical sciences. For the research, almost twelve thousand children were studied who lived in the United States and were born between the years of 1980 to 2014. The study is also known to be one of the longest as the children were studied since they were at an age of 5. The research consisted of all types of children.
Their races, caste, gender, region of birth, neighborhood, groups from where they belong, and color, all of these factors were also taken into consideration when they were researching. The data showed that fifty-one percent of them were boys and forty-nine percent were girls. They were also divided on the basis of origin. 52 percent were white while 23 percent were known to be black.
There were shocking results of the findings. It was seen that children were more almost 2 to 3 times more prone to have asthma if one of the parents had a history of asthma in the earlier stages of their lives. At a much younger age, boys had almost twice the chances of having asthma attacks as compared to girls of the same age.
But as soon as they grow up to the age of 14 to 15 the rates become the same. Black children were seen mostly affected due to asthma and were at a higher risk of getting it regardless of the family history. But as we know that the rates of asthma in black children were high as compared to white, during the preschool period, the rates of black children dealing with asthma fell off by a huge margin and white children were then more prone to have asthma in the adulthood.