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Factors that possibly reduced the risk of asthma includes having siblings, being a member of a multiple birth and being born between January and March. Risk factors for developing asthma during childhood include being a male, being treated by a pediatrician, living in an urban area, premature birth, low birth weight, asthma history on mother's side, respiratory infections, cystic fibrosis and respiratory distress syndrome.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Ivanhoe Newswire
About: Asthma risk factors
Date: 18 October 2004
Source: Ivanhoe Newswire
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