A geographical study of childhood asthma in cessnock, New South Wales

Veitch P.C. (1992) A geographical study of childhood asthma in cessnock, New South Wales. Australian Geographer, 23 2: 133-148. doi:10.1080/00049189208703063


Author Veitch P.C.
Title A geographical study of childhood asthma in cessnock, New South Wales
Journal name Australian Geographer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1465-3311
Publication date 1992-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00049189208703063
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 133
End page 148
Total pages 16
Subject 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
3305 Geography, Planning and Development
Abstract A preliminary investigation of the spatial distribution of child asthmatics in Cessnock, NSW, is undertaken in order to identify possible relationships between asthma and location of residence. These appear to vary according to the data and criteria used. The residential distribution of children admitted to hospital with asthma is compared with that of asthmatic children identified by a (parental) self-assessment questionnaire survey conducted through public primary schools. Admissions data appear not to reflect asthma prevalence or incidence, but may reflect chronicity and distance from hospital. Certain socioeconomic and housing variables may exacerbate, but not cause, asthma. Children not born in Cessnock experienced onset of asthma later in life than those born in Cessnock.
Keyword Childhood asthma
Health
Medical geography
Socioeconomic status
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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