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Childhood Asthma

Updated on June 22, 2016


Asthma is the commonest chronic condition in childhood. A number of children are exposed to the risks of developing asthma. This condition is influenced by a number of factors including the environmental exposure and genetic predisposition. The condition which mainly arise from atopy, is common and unwaveringly increasing to unimaginable levels among the western populations.

Epidemiology of Childhood Asthma

The condition is rampant in western countries due to certain geographical aspects; however, this condition is more common among the school-going children. The specific causes of the condition have not been established. Commonly associated to the allergic rhinitis, it is prevalent among the allergic populations. Changing weather and climates influence the propagation of this condition leading to a number of cases.

The main issue of consanguinity is rampant among the Arabian countries. This makes the children in such countries vulnerable to developing asthmatic conditions. Most individuals engage in consanguine relationships at very tender ages. The studies show that higher populations of individuals coming from countries with consanguine relationships have high fertility levels. This is attributable to the early marriages. On the other hand, consanguine relationships are prone to development of various complications especially during birth. The birth complications predispose individuals to conditions that might facilitate development of asthma. In addition, children may experience increased exposure to developing the condition due to the environmental factors like the weather and climate. However, the attribute development of cancer to factors like socio-demographic factors like age, occupation, education as well as the housing type and conditions. In most countries the development of asthma among the school-going children is the issue of homogenous marriages. However, it has been noted that a number of individuals maintain heterogeneous relationship that is seen as detriment to the propagation of asthma among the children.

Public health concerns on Childhood Asthma

Public health concerns tend to understand the effects of the consanguine correlates and how this influences the development of the condition among individual children. The concerns related to the socio-demographic issues are very important in the development of asthma. After a successful evaluation of the risks involved in the development of asthma among a number of countries children, the implementation of various propositions for combating t the conditions.


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    • mentalitch profile image


      4 years ago from United States

      This hub is very useful, as my sister is undergoing a similar condition. Thanks for the information.

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      4 years ago from UK

      Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very important information. My son had this as a child and teen...thanks for raising awareness about it.


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