Assessment Risk Factors for Asthma among Children Attending Azadi Teaching Hospital and Pediatric Hospital in Kirkuk City
Keywords:: Risk Factors, Asthma, Children, Azadi Teaching Hospital, Kirkuk City
A descriptive study was conducted from September 2017 to the January 2018. This study was conducted on
children with “asthma” and aimed at assessing risk factors for asthma among children attending to Azadi
Teaching hospital and pediatric hospital in Kirkuk city. Data were analyzed by applying descriptive statistics
(frequencies, percentage). The result of the study showed that the majority of the sample 60 (75%) was
attended to pediatric hospital . while 20 (25%) of the sample attended to Azadi Teaching hospital. Also
the majority of the sample aged between (1-7) years, approximately 61.4%, most of the participants were
male and constituted 63.6%. With regard to the method of feeding, most of the samples were using artificial
feeding 52.3%. As for the gestational age, 72.7% were of full duration (9 months). The study explored that
the main factor affecting asthma disease was the parents (71.4%) smoke inside the home. The family history
50% was the second state of caution (a genetic predisposition to develop rhinitis and asthma), and as for the
recommendation, families should make sure from the child’s hereditary tendencies, and after confirming
that the child has asthma, parents should not smoke inside the home and during pregnancy, and care must be
taken to ensure that the child has sufficient sunlight inside the house
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