The Associations Between Victimization, Feeling Unsafe, and Asthma Episodes Among US High-School Students
We examined the associations between victimization, missed school because of feeling unsafe, and asthma episodes among US high-school students using the 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Cross-sectional analyses on adolescents with asthma (n=1943) showed that any victimization and missed school because of feeling unsafe significantly increased the odds of having an asthma episode in the past year (adjusted odds ratio [OR]=1.45; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.07, 1.95 and adjusted OR = 2.93; 95% CI = 1.90, 4.53, respectively). Victimization and feeling unsafe are important but poorly understood risk factors for asthma.
Swahn, Monica H. and Robert M. Bossarte. 2006. "The Associations Between Victimization, Feeling Unsafe, and Asthma Episodes Among US High-School Students." American Journal of Public Health. 96 (5): 802-804.