A multiple indicators multiple cause (MIMIC) model of respiratory health and household factors in chinese children

The seven northeastern cities (SNEC) study

Guang Hui Dong, Zhengmin Qian, Qiang Fu, Jing Wang, Edwin Trevathan, Wenjun Ma, Miao Miao Liu, Da Wang, Wan Hui Ren, Kee Hean Ong, Tekeda Freeman Ferguson, Erin Riley, Maayan Simckes

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Abstract

In China, with the rapid economic development and improvement of living standards over the past few decades, the household living environment has shifted dramatically. The aim of the present study is to assess the impact of home environment factors on respiratory symptoms and asthma in Chinese children. Investigators analyzed data collected in the 25 districts from the seven Northeastern cities to examine health effects on respiratory symptoms and asthma in 31,049 children aged 2-14 years. Factor analysis was used to reduce 33 children's lifestyle and household variables to six new 'factor' variables. The multiple indicators multiple causes approach was used to examine the relationship between indoor air pollution and respiratory health status, controlling for covariates. Factor analyses generated six factor variables of potential household risk factors from an original list of 33 variables. The respiratory symptoms and asthma were significantly associated with the recent home renovation factor (estimate = 0.076, p < 0.001), pet ownership factor (estimate = 0.095, p < 0.001), environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure factor (estimate = 0.181, p < 0.001) and PVC-flooring factor (estimate = 0.031, p = 0.007). Home ventilation factor was not related to any respiratory condition (estimate = 0.028, p = 0.074). Independent respiratory health effects existed for multiple household environmental factors recent home renovation, pet ownership, ETS, and PVC-flooring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-137
Number of pages9
JournalMaternal and child health journal
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Ownership
Pets
Health
Polyvinyl Chloride
Smoke
Statistical Factor Analysis
Tobacco
Indoor Air Pollution
Economic Development
Health Status
Ventilation
Life Style
China
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Dong, Guang Hui ; Qian, Zhengmin ; Fu, Qiang ; Wang, Jing ; Trevathan, Edwin ; Ma, Wenjun ; Liu, Miao Miao ; Wang, Da ; Ren, Wan Hui ; Ong, Kee Hean ; Ferguson, Tekeda Freeman ; Riley, Erin ; Simckes, Maayan. / A multiple indicators multiple cause (MIMIC) model of respiratory health and household factors in chinese children : The seven northeastern cities (SNEC) study. In: Maternal and child health journal. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 129-137.
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A multiple indicators multiple cause (MIMIC) model of respiratory health and household factors in chinese children : The seven northeastern cities (SNEC) study. / Dong, Guang Hui; Qian, Zhengmin; Fu, Qiang; Wang, Jing; Trevathan, Edwin; Ma, Wenjun; Liu, Miao Miao; Wang, Da; Ren, Wan Hui; Ong, Kee Hean; Ferguson, Tekeda Freeman; Riley, Erin; Simckes, Maayan.

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