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Physical Activity, Body Composition, and Prevalent Asthma

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 16, 2002
Last updated: February 17, 2016
Last verified: February 2005
To investigate the relationship of childhood lifestyle and physical characteristics to prevalent asthma.

Asthma Lung Diseases

Study Type: Observational

Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: July 2001
Study Completion Date: June 2003
Detailed Description:


Morbidity and mortality from pediatric asthma have been increasing in developed countries over the past three decades, making asthma the most common chronic disease of children. A joint session at the American Thoracic Society meeting in May 2000 was titled "Childhood Asthma: Is Change in Lifestyle the Key"? During this session, the hypothesis was advanced that a lack of physical exercise and higher levels of childhood obesity may be contributing to an increased incidence of asthma among United States children.


Data from physician diagnosed pediatric asthma were assessed for relationships with the potential risk factors body mass index, percent fat and lean tissue, obesity, and physical activity. The data pertained to a large population-based multi-ethnic cohort of school children (n=826) from the Detroit area for whom, using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, precise measurements of whole body bone mass, and soft tissue composition were collected along with height and weight measurements in 1992-1993, when the children were nine years old. Detailed data on physical activity, collected with consultation with an exercise physiologist, and prevalent asthma diagnosis and symptoms, collected under the direction of a respiratory disease/pediatric epidemiologist and a pediatric allergist, were obtained at the same time.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00037375

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Edward Peterson Case Western Reserve University
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00037375     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1166
R03HL068245 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: May 16, 2002
Last Updated: February 17, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Bronchial Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017