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Association Between Asthma and Obesity Among Immigrant Asian Americans, California Health Interview Survey, 2001–2011 (Preventing Chronic Disease)

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California Health Interview Survey; 2001 CA Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2001); 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003); 2005 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2005); 2007 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2007); 2009 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2009); 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); Asthma; Chronic Condition Prevalence; Other Conditions; Obesity/Overweight; Asian

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CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2014-11-01T07:00:00Z

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Abstract

​The comorbidity of asthma and obesity among foreign-born Asian Americans by subgroups was studied. Public data from the California Health Interview Survey 2001–2011 were analyzed by using independent logistic regressions, yielding the association between asthma and obesity (Asian and standard cutoffs for body mass index [BMIs]) of 19,841 Asian-American immigrant respondents.

Chinese, Filipino, South Asian, and Japanese immigrants had a positive association between lifetime asthma and obesity, whereas among Korean immigrants, a positive association was found between lifetime asthma and overweight status (standard BMI cutoffs). Routine screening for this comorbidity is warranted among immigrant Asian Americans.

 

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