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Risk Factors for Asthma Prevalence among Children

Risk Factors

Asthma event triggers or risk factors include viral infections, allergens (like pollen in the air, molds, the house dust mites, cockroach droppings, animal dander, or foods), or irritants (like smoke and other air pollutants). Smoking and obesity are also risk factors for asthma. Prematurity is another risk factor for asthma development.

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Content updated: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:42:45 MST