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

Last updated on 21-4-2022 by Nicolas Bruffaerts

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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). G…

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