Racial Disparities in Allergic Outcomes in African Americans Emerge as Early as Age 2 Years

Clinical & Experimental Allergy, 04/27/2012

With the exception of wheezing, the associations did not vary after adjusting for common social economic status variables (e.g.; household income), environmental variables (endotoxin; dog, cat and cockroach allergen in house dust) or variables that differed between the racial groups (e.g.; breastfeeding). After adjustment, the wheeze difference was ameliorated. With disparities emerging as early as age 2 years, investigations into sources of the disparities should include the prenatal period and early life.

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