Using latent class growth analysis to identify childhood wheeze phenotypes in an urban birth cohort

Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 05/03/2012

This is the first application of latent class growth analysis (LCGA) to identify wheeze phenotypes in asthma research. Unlike other methods, this modeling technique can accommodate questionnaire data collected at irregularly spaced age intervals and can simultaneously identify multiple trajectories of health outcomes and associations with time–invariant and time–varying causative factors.

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