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Association between breastfeeding and allergic disorders in Japanese children.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Apr; 14(4):513-8.IJ

Abstract

SETTING

Data on the association between breastfeeding and allergies are conflicting.

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the relationship between the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding and the prevalence of wheeze, asthma and eczema in young Japanese children.

DESIGN

Study subjects were 1957 children aged 3 years. Data on breastfeeding, allergic symptoms and potential confounders were collected using a questionnaire. Outcomes were defined according to the criteria of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood. Adjustment was made for sex, number of siblings, household smoking, paternal and maternal history of asthma, atopic eczema and allergic rhinitis, and paternal and maternal educational levels.

RESULTS

The prevalence values of symptoms of wheeze, asthma and eczema in the previous 12 months were respectively 22.1%, 8.9% and 17.3%. Exclusive breastfeeding for > or =4 months vs. <4 months was associated with a lower prevalence of asthma. The duration of breastfeeding, regardless of exclusivity, for > or =6 months tended to be associated with a lower prevalence of asthma. There was no appreciable association between breastfeeding and wheeze or eczema.

CONCLUSIONS

Data from this study indicate that breastfeeding may be associated with a lower prevalence of asthma among young Japanese children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan. k-tanaka@fukuoka-u.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20202312

Citation

Tanaka, K, et al. "Association Between Breastfeeding and Allergic Disorders in Japanese Children." The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the Official Journal of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, vol. 14, no. 4, 2010, pp. 513-8.
Tanaka K, Miyake Y, Sasaki S. Association between breastfeeding and allergic disorders in Japanese children. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010;14(4):513-8.
Tanaka, K., Miyake, Y., & Sasaki, S. (2010). Association between breastfeeding and allergic disorders in Japanese children. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the Official Journal of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 14(4), 513-8.
Tanaka K, Miyake Y, Sasaki S. Association Between Breastfeeding and Allergic Disorders in Japanese Children. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010;14(4):513-8. PubMed PMID: 20202312.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Association between breastfeeding and allergic disorders in Japanese children. AU - Tanaka,K, AU - Miyake,Y, AU - Sasaki,S, PY - 2010/3/6/entrez PY - 2010/3/6/pubmed PY - 2010/5/21/medline SP - 513 EP - 8 JF - The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease JO - Int J Tuberc Lung Dis VL - 14 IS - 4 N2 - SETTING: Data on the association between breastfeeding and allergies are conflicting. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding and the prevalence of wheeze, asthma and eczema in young Japanese children. DESIGN: Study subjects were 1957 children aged 3 years. Data on breastfeeding, allergic symptoms and potential confounders were collected using a questionnaire. Outcomes were defined according to the criteria of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood. Adjustment was made for sex, number of siblings, household smoking, paternal and maternal history of asthma, atopic eczema and allergic rhinitis, and paternal and maternal educational levels. RESULTS: The prevalence values of symptoms of wheeze, asthma and eczema in the previous 12 months were respectively 22.1%, 8.9% and 17.3%. Exclusive breastfeeding for > or =4 months vs. <4 months was associated with a lower prevalence of asthma. The duration of breastfeeding, regardless of exclusivity, for > or =6 months tended to be associated with a lower prevalence of asthma. There was no appreciable association between breastfeeding and wheeze or eczema. CONCLUSIONS: Data from this study indicate that breastfeeding may be associated with a lower prevalence of asthma among young Japanese children. SN - 1815-7920 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20202312/Association_between_breastfeeding_and_allergic_disorders_in_Japanese_children_ L2 - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/openurl?genre=article&amp;issn=1027-3719&amp;volume=14&amp;issue=4&amp;spage=513&amp;aulast=Tanaka DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -