Explaining ethnic disparities in lung function among young adults: A pilot investigation
作者: Neil J. SaadJaymini PatelCosetta MinelliPeter G. J. Burney
作者单位: 1National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
刊名: PLOS ONE, 2017, Vol.12 (6)
来源数据库: PLOS
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178962
原始语种摘要: Ethnic disparities in lung function have been linked mainly to anthropometric factors but have not been fully explained. We conducted a cross-sectional pilot study to investigate how best to study ethnic differences in lung function in young adults and evaluate whether these could be explained by birth weight and socio-economic factors.;;We recruited 112 university students of White and South Asian British ethnicity, measured post-bronchodilator lung function, obtained information on respiratory symptoms and socio-economic factors through questionnaires, and acquired birth weight through data linkage. We regressed lung function against ethnicity and candidate predictors defined a priori using linear regression, and used penalised regression to examine a wider range of factors. We reviewed...
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影响因子:3.73 (2012)

  • ethnic 种族
  • difference 区别
  • among 在当中
  • investigate 
  • linkage 连接
  • function 函数
  • whether 是否
  • young 年轻的
  • conducted 有陪同的
  • weight