Residential green space and medication sales for childhood asthma: A longitudinal ecological study in Belgium

Last updated on 23-7-2020 by Raf Aerts

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Abstract:

Background: Living in green environments has been associated with various health benefits, but the evidence for positive effects on respiratory health in children is ambiguous. Objective: To investigate if residential exposure to different types of green space is associated with childhood asthma prevalence in Belgium. Methods: Asthma prevalence was estimated from sales data of reimbursed medication for obstructive airway disease (OAD) prescribed to children between 2010 and 2014, aggregated at census tract level (n = 1872) by sex and age group (6–12 and 13–18 years). Generalized log-l…

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